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Curried Lentils in Tomato Sauce

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Fun fact about lentils: a 1 cup serving offers about 40gr of protein, 28 gr fibre and 1gr fat. Thanks to their rich amounts of fibre, lentils offer a slow burning energy that helps regulate blood sugar and ward off insulin spikes.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp sea salt
Coarse salt
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
2 cans green lentils, (approx 3 cups) rinsed and drained (feel free to use dried lentils that have been cooked prior)
1 cup water
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish (optional)

Method

1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add onion and ginger and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until it begins to brown, about 5 to 8 minutes.
2. Add spices; stir until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.
3. Add tomato sauce, lentils, and 1 cup water. Simmer until slightly thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

I had mine with a 7 grain rice medley, and garnished with more cilantro šŸ™‚

Enjoy!

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This entry was posted on November 5, 2012 by in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , .
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