Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lentil Curry.............Vegeterian From The Fiji Islands





This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine from the Fiji Islands when I was based in Tema, the Port of Ghana, West Africa. This is a vegetarian dish full of iron.
You will need:
Serves 4
-  200 gms of lentils.
-  2 large onions, finely chopped.
-  2 green chilis finely chopped.
-   1/2 tsp. ground cumin.
-  1 Tbsp. curry ready curry mix.
-  6-8 cloves of garlic crushed and finely chopped.
-  1/4 - 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder.
-  2 Tbsp. any kind of  cooking oil.
-  2 tsp. ground coriander.
-  1 inch worth of fresh ginger grated.
-  3 tomatoes quartered.
-  Juice of one lemon.
-  Salt and freshly ground pepper.
Method:
 -  Add lentils to a sauce pan and cover with water. Add turmeric.  Bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer, till lentils are tender.
-  Separately fry the onions, the crushed ginger, garlic, chillies, quartered tomatoes, curry mix and rest of spices.
-  Stir in lentils, cook for 5 minutes more.
-  Add juice of one lemon. Stir.
Serve with rice
Enjoy!
Stelio.
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