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Pasta with Spiced Lentils and Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Corn oil/Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic clove 3 Medium, chopped fine
  Onion 1 Small, chopped fine
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt free whole tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Reduced chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown lentils 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Low fat yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded basil 2 Tablespoon (Use Fresh Ones)
  Pasta 1 Pound, cooked, drained
Directions

In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic and onion over moderate heat.
When they sizzle, add the cumin, coriander, ginger, and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute more.
Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands, and stir in the broth, lentils, and sugar.
Simmer until the lentils are tender and the sauce is thick, about 30 minutes.
Then stir in the yogurt and the basil and spoon over cooked pasta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 621 Calories from Fat 65

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.9%

Saturated Fat 0.69 g3.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1.7 mg0.6%

Sodium 151.2 mg6.3%

Total Carbohydrates 112 g37.3%

Dietary Fiber 13.8 g55.2%

Sugars 14.5 g

Protein 24 g47.8%

Vitamin A 8.9% Vitamin C 10.9%

Calcium 10.7% Iron 26.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Pasta With Spiced Lentils And Tomatoes Recipe