daubermaus' Blog

Sep. 8, 2010 at 4:53pm

Sprouted lentil curry

1 cup red lentils

4 cups water to soak

4-6 cups water to boil

2 cups water to cook

14 ounce canned diced tomatoes in juice or 2 beef steak tomatoes, rough chopped

1 small root of ginger, grated

1 head of garlic, minced

1 heaping teaspoon chili powder (I use ancho)

4 tablespoons butter or oil

1 teaspoon salt

� teaspoon black pepper

1/3 cup cream or thick yogurt or coconut milk

Small dish of red pepper flakes

Soak lentils 4-8 hours,  just until the little �tails� start growing.

Rinse lentil and place in large sauce pan, cover with 2-3 inches of water.  Bring to a boil.  Turn off heat and let sit 10 minutes.  Drain most water from pot � and return to stove.  Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic, chili peppers, water, butter, salt and black peppers.  Cook  on medium low for 1 hour, add � cup water as needed to keep from drying out.  Stir in heavy cream and serve with red pepper flake garnish.

HINT:  most Hindi cooks I know do NOT prep before a recipe.  Chop the tomatoes (if fresh) while the water is coming to a boil. Add the tomatoes and start grating the ginger, add ginger and start prepping the garlic, etc.  The ingredients should be listed by the order of what needs to cook longest.  An example is a potato and red pepper dish � add the potatoes and start chopping the pepper � by the time you add the peppers the potatoes are cooked.

HINT2:  Because of the variable nature of fresh ingredients and spices � a recipe may turn out completely differently than you expected.  If, when you are finished cooking and the dish just doesn�t taste like what it should � rename it.

 

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by L.S.Erhardt on 9/8/2010 @ 5:23pm
This looks good, but I'm seeing a lot of question mark boxes.

Is that me or the Feed that isn't supporting some characters?

by daubermaus on 9/8/2010 @ 5:28pm
Rinse lentil and place in large sauce pan, cover with 2-3 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit 10 minutes. Drain most water from pot and return to stove. Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic, chili peppers, water, butter, salt and black peppers. Cook for 1 hour, add cup water as needed to keep from drying out. Stir in heavy cream and serve with red pepper flake garnish.
HINT: most Hindi cooks I know do NOT prep before a recipe. Chop the tomatoes (if fresh) while the water is coming to a boil. Add the tomatoes and start grating the ginger, add ginger and start prepping the garlic, etc. The ingredients should be listed by the order of what needs to cook longest. An example is a potato and red pepper dish add the potatoes and start chopping the pepper by the time you add the peppers the potatoes are cooked.

by daubermaus on 9/8/2010 @ 5:30pm
The feed doesn't like my computer - I always see boxes and half the original post is always hidden.

How's that?

by The Jinxmedic on 9/9/2010 @ 9:10am
It was tasty.