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Lentils with Spices Recipe

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons



2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

2 cups


2 cups

1 cup


10 cm

Cooking oil

Medium onions, finely sliced

Small red chilies, finely chopped

Dried shrimp

Ground turmeric

Red lentils

Curry leaves

Coconut milk

Vegetable stock

Cinnamon stick

Lemon grass (white part only)

Method :
  • Heat the oil in a medium pan. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the onion is deep golden brown.

  • Remove half the onion and set aside to use as a garnish.

  • Add the chili, dried shrimp and turmeric, and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Stir in the lentils, curry leaves, coconut milk, stock, cinnamon stick and lemon grass.

  • Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes.

  • Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon grass and garnish with the reserved onion.

  • Serve.


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