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3 parts fried or oven roasted split red lentils*
1 part Central Asian seasoning**
1 part chives
1 part toasted black sesame seeds
½ part dried Asian chilies, soaked and thinly sliced
¼ part orange zest
*To fry split red lentils, fry for 2-3 minutes in fryer. To oven roast split red lentils, soak for 1 hour and roast in oven for 15-20 minutes at 400°F.
**To make Central Asian spice seasoning:
Ingredients: 2 parts ground cumin seed 1 part cracked Szechuan peppercorns 2 parts chili flakes, Szechuan if possible 2 parts black peppercorns 1 part sea salt 1 part ginger powder 1 part garlic powder 1 part chili powder, preferably Asian
Directions: 1. Lightly toast cumin seed and Szechuan peppercorns over medium heat until fragrant. Stir together with the rest of the ingredients and store in a sealed container.