Central Asian Garnish Topping – Lentils.org

Central Asian Garnish Topping

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January 8, 2021

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  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed container.

*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:

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

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.


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