Spiced lentils

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Dark lentils
1 each Onion, finely chopped
½ teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Salt
2 larges Onions, sliced
2 tablespoons Ghee
2 eaches Tomatoes, peeled & chopped
5 eaches Garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon Cumin
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
1 teaspoon Ginger
½ teaspoon Chili pepper
2 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped

Soak lentils for 2 hours in cold water & drain. Simmer them in enough water to cover plus 1" along with the chopped onion, tirmeric & salt.

Cook for 1½ to 2 hours. Add more water as necessary.

When lentils are nearly done, saute the sliced onion in the ghee in a large skillet. Add remaining ingredients & cook over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the contents of the lentil pot. Add cilantro & simmer for 10 minutes, stirring.

"The Africa News Cookbook"

Submitted By MARK SATTERLY On 11-24-94

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