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Spicy North African Lentils

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  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)

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3145 Calories from Fat 889

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 101 g154.9%

Saturated Fat 14.1 g70.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3277 mg136.5%

Total Carbohydrates 415 g138.3%

Dietary Fiber 191.7 g766.9%

Sugars 35.3 g

Protein 159 g317.3%

Vitamin A 58.1% Vitamin C 166.9%

Calcium 59.2% Iron 306.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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!
Spicy North African Lentils Recipe