For when you have a really rustic looking outdoor seat and you want to put something amazing on it
1 cup (210g) red lentils, rinsed well
3cm fresh ginger, sliced
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons (40g) non diary margarine
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garam marsala
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2-1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Naan bread or pappadums, to serve
Place lentils, ginger, bay leaves and cinnamon in a large saucepan with 3 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring to prevent sticking for 10-12 minutes. Discard spices and set aside.
Heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, turmeric, cumin, garam marsala and chilli flakes and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt.
Add the lentils to the pan and mix well. Cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in coriander and serve hot with naan bread or pappadums.
Place in a traditional indian bowl and arrange nicely on the rustic outdoor seat. Then just sit and look at it, because its beautiful.
Recipie By Chili Express