Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Red lentil curry

Today for lunch I cooked a red lentil curry, one of the few things I can cook which turn out great! I got this recipe from  allrecipes.com, I didn't have all the ingredients so I used what I had and made it my own.

What you'll need is;
2 cups of red lentils
1 large onion chopped up
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons curry paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder (didn't add this to my curry)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic (I used one garlic clove)
1 teaspoon minced ginger root (didn't have this either)
1 can tomato purée 

I also added two carrots, which fit in quite well!

First what I think is the most important step is to wash the lentils! If you don't wash them they'll just be gross..

Secondly measure out all the ingredients and put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl with the garlic

Then when cooking the lentils caramalize the onions in a big pot (you'll be adding everything into there later..) once the onion's caramalized add the dry ingredients and garlic and mix on a high heat for 1-2 minutes

Add the tomato purée and the carrots and let simmer, once the lentils are cooked mix them into the pot of goodies and you're done :)

I served the curry with rice and a side salad, you could also serve it with other things.. 

Enjoy :)

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