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Indian Spiced Lentils

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 4

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

    1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin

    1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander

    1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric

    1/ 2 tsp (2 mL) red chili flakes

    1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion

    1 celery stalk, finely chopped

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger

    1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

    3 cups (750 mL) water, chicken, or vegetable stock

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice

    to taste, salt and ground black pepper


Directions

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin, coriander, and turmeric and cook stirring constantly for about 15 seconds. Be careful not to burn spices.
  2. Stir in chili flakes, onion, celery, garlic, and ginger. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  3. Stir in lentils and cook for 30 seconds, coating them in the oil and spices. Pour in water or stock, cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until lentils are tender. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups (310 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 250
  • Total Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 34 g
  • Dietary Fibre 9 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 12 g
  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Potassium 515 mg
  • Folate 15 mcg