This recipe didn’t turn out so well for me – it was a bit thick and felt like it stuck to my insides. Maybe it’ll work better with a bit more water? In any case, it was a great opportunity for us to break out the immersion blender. The ingredients:
- Water, 5 cups
- Red lentils, 2 cups
- Onions, chopped, 2 cups
- Potatoes, chopped, 1 cup
- Garlic, 8-10 cloves
- Cilantro, chopped, 1/3 cup
- Lemon juice, 3 tablespoons
- Oil, 1 tablespoon
- Cumin, 2 teaspoons
- Salt, 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt & Pepper to taste
First, bring the water to a boil along with the potatoes, onions, lentils, and garlic. Then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until everything is tender.
Then warm the oil until it’s hot, but not smoking pot. Then add the spices – the turmeric, cumin, and salt, stirring constantly until it becomes fragrant, or about 2-3 minutes.
Then remove from the heat and allow to cool for a minute or two before you add the mixture, along with the cilantro, to the main pot.
This is where you get to use the immersion blender.
Add the lemon juice, and then you’re done!