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Lentils with Tamarind Sauce

  • Easy
  • Cooking Time: 45min
  • Preparation Time: 5min
  • Serves: 4 Servings
Lentils with Tamarind Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans KOO Lentils, drained and liquid reserved
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup tamarind water (available from Asian grocers)
  • 1 can All Gold diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ground roasted cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 red shallots, finely sliced

Kitchen gadgets:

Deep saucepan, Wooden spoon, Jug

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and fry until it is lightly browned, stirring so it doesn't stick and burn.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the turmeric and paprika and cook for a moment.
  5. Add the tomatoes and ginger and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Add the tamarind water and the reserved lentil liquid.
  7. Simmer the mixture, covered, over a low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Add the lentils, garam masala and cumin and cook for about 3 minutes or until the lentils are heated through.
  9. Check seasoning, place in a bowl and garnish with shallots.
  10. Serve with steamed rice or rice pilaf.

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