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Spicy North African Lentils

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Ingredients
  Lentils 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Orange Ones)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Onions 1 1⁄2 Large, minced
  Garlic ginger 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mashed garlic 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed cumin 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato slices 4 (For Garnish)
  Lemon slices 4 (For Garnish)
Directions

In a medium saucepan cover the lentils with water.
Add the salt and cook until tender, about 30 minutes.
Drain and mash the lentils slightly.
In the same pan heat the oil and saute the onions until golden.
Add the spices and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Add the lentils, stirring well.
Heat through.
The dish should be thick, as a puree.
Adjust the consistency if necessary by adding a little water or chicken stock.
Add garnish.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
African
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Lentil

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1 Comment

Anonymous's picture
This is delicious! I recommend it highly for taste and simplicity. I sis slightly increase the cayenne and also added a dash of vinegar.. With these tweaks it reminds me even more of lentils I have had in some amazing ethioopian restaurants on the US east coast. Thanks for sharing this!