Think your children won’t eat lentils? think again……my son was quite annoyed that I had “made him” like lentils when he was pretty sure he wasn’t meant to!
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 – 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
2 tbs olive oil
1 cup red lentils
800 g tin tomatoes (put in blender and blend until no lumps)
3 cups vegetable stock
1 tsp sugar
salt & pepper
fresh coriander chopped
1 cup greek yoghurt mixed with 1 tbs chopped fresh mint to serve
In a large heavy based frypan, sauté onion until soft. Add garlic, turmeric, garam masala and chilli flakes, continue sautéing for another 1-2 mins.
Add rinsed red lentils to pan and stir to coat.
Add tomatoes, stock, sugar. Simmer for approx 1 hour (you will need to stir frequently and add water from time to time) until lentils are soft and liquid reduced.
Season with salt & pepper, stir through coriander.
Serve with steamed white rice, yoghurt sauce, flatbread or pappadams.