Friday, January 25, 2008

Red Lentil Curry

This dish is classic Indian. Served over rice it is filling and delicious!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time : 30 minutes
Ready in : 40 Minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Cost: approx. $4.25

3 cups red lentils ($1.50)
1 large onion diced ($.50)
3 tablespoons curry paste ($1.00)
1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 small cans of tomato puree ($1.25)

1. Rinse lentils until water runs clear, cover with water and simmer covered until tender. Add more water as needed.

2. Meanwhile in large skillet, caramelize onions in vegetable oil.

3. Combine all other ingredients and then add to cooked onions. cook over high heat 1-2 minutes and then simmer until lentils are ready.

4. When lentils are tender, drain and mix into curry base. Serve.

This dish could be easily frozen, thawed and reheated.

The verdict is in...

3 Thumbs up. 6 Thumbs down.

Sean and I thought that it was right on- as good as an Indian restaraunt. John ate it, too. But the others thought that the curry taste was too strong. We'll try again when they are older.


Cindy said...

ooh... I LOVE curry! Lentils again, huh?

Saralyn said...

Do you have to buy Beano in bulk?! :~)