Lentils are a common part of the everyday meal in India. Eaten together with vegetables and rice or roti, it forms a complete meal. The lentils are typically eaten and served in a soup style form. However, in this recipe the lentils are served dry with the spinach. This is an extremely easy and healthy dish and the only dry spice you really need is Cumin. You can also use this as a filling for our "Onigiri" or Rice Ball Recipe. The end result is absolutely delicious.
Core Spices and Flavorings -
1 tbs minced ginger
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
Other Ingredients -
1 cup cooked lentils (any kind of lentils will do) - Cook 1 cup of lentils in about 2 to 3 cups of water. Once the lentils are soft drain the water.
1/2 cup cooked spinach (the water should be squeezed out after cooking)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tbs oil
1 tsp salt
Heat the oil a medium sized pan in medium-high heat for about 1 minute.
Add the onions and saute for about 7 minutes or until golden brown.
Add the ginger and garlic and saute for another minute.
Add in the cumin, cayenne, salt and tomato paste and blend with the onion mix.
Add in the lentils and spinach and cook for about 5 minutes or until everything is well blended.