Red lentils with tomato
( SERVES 4 )
- Bring red lentils and 3 cups of water to a boil. Cook partially covered at a simmer for half an hour. Add salt and tomatoes and continue cooking for another 15-20 minutes, until done.
- Once the lentils are cooked, puree with an immersion blender, if desired, for a smoother consistency.
- Put oil in a wide, shallow pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and cook until it starts to brown. Add ginger and garlic and cook for one minute. Add spices and cook for one more minute. Add a ladle of the lentils to the onion and spices mixture, and then pour everything into the lentils.
- Cook for 10 minutes more to blend all the flavours.