Spicy Lentils

Rating: 3.00 / 5.00 (4 Votes)

Total time: 45 min

Servings: 4.0 (servings)



Indian cuisine loves it spicy, but at the same time provides the “fire department”: Yogurt! It has a cooling effect, helps to soothe even the most sore palate and allows a delightful contrast between hot and chilled. As I said, the spiciness is dosed according to taste – the more intense, the more yogurt you need.

Put the lentils in a saucepan with turmeric, salt and water. Cook on a low flame for about 20 to 30 minutes until the lentils are soft. So gently and carefully, because the lentils fall apart very easily!!!

Chop the onion, garlic and ginger. Chop chili peppers into tiny dice.

In a second saucepan, heat clarified butter and sauté onions, garlic and ginger. Only when the onions are soft, add the diced chilies, as well as the cumin.

Drain the lentils and add them. Heat, season and stir thoroughly. Arrange in a baking dish. Stir the yogurt until smooth and pour over the lentils. Serve as is.

Tip: Use creamy natural yogurt for an even finer result!

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