Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lentils over Couscous

Here is a recipe I made Sunday night. I really liked the combination of spices!

Lentils over Couscous

1 huge yellow onion
6+ cloves garlic
7 cups of water (more or less depending on if you want a soup or just lentils)
1/8-1/4 tsp cardamom (if you don't have it, you don't need it)
1 1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp cayenne (I would use more than this...but maybe add at the end)
1 1/2- 2 cups lentils

I used a huge pot for this....the size that you'd use to cook 2 boxes of spaghetti noodles. First, I sauteed the onion and garlic in about 1/2 cup of water for 5-7 minutes. You could use olive oil instead if you prefer. Once that was cooked I added all of the spices and let that cook for a few minutes.

Then I added the rest of the water and lentils. This will take a little over an hour depending on how long it takes the lentils to soften. You'll want to stir this every 15 min or so and add more water depending on the consistency you want.

Here is a picture of the finished product:

I put the lentils over couscous and then added a few peas on top. Sooo good! I ended up adding more cumin and cayenne pepper to my serving.

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