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Simple Spiced Lentils

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried brown lentils
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika or paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place lentils in a medium-sized pot, with 2 cups of vegetable broth.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce, and simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are just tender.
  4. Note: Make sure your lentils are tender! Ours were still firm so I added more broth and cooked longer!
  5. Drain well.
  6. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet, over medium heat.
  7. Add chopped garlic cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  8. Stir in tomato sauce, remaining vegetable broth, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, ginger, cumin, turmeric, paprika, garam masala, and cooked lentils.
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro when ready to serve.