Ingredients:

  • 250g red or yellow lentils – rinsed
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sml white onion – chopped
  • 4 red chillis – sliced with or without the seeds
  • 20g fresh ginger cut into strips
  • 2 cloves of garlic – or more!!
  • 3 big tomatoes
  • salt
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • fresh coriander leaves – chopped
  • Lashings of our proper Greek style Natural yogurt or kefir

Method:

Put the lentils into one litre of water in a deep saucepan. Bring to the boil then skim off the froth and cover & simmer on a medium heat until the lentils are soft . This should take 40-45 mins. You can whisk up some of the mix to thicken it.

Heat the oil. Add cumin seeds and heat for about 30 secs. Add onion, chillies & ginger and cook for 10 mins until you get a lovely golden colour.

Puree the peeled garlic and tomatoes together and add to the onion mx with salt and powder spices plus 100ml of fresh water. Cook on a medium heat for 20 mins until the masala releases its oil.

Stir into the cooked lentils adding more water if required and bring to a gentle boil. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and more red chilli slices – and lashings of our proper Greek style Natural yogurt or kefir. Remember, the more chillies you have, the more refreshing yogurt you will need!

 

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