Some of you have received this colorful grain in your food box or dry goods share and had no idea what to do with it. Red split lentils are high in B vitamins, folate, magnesium, iron and zinc.
They are one of my favorite legumes to cook, especially when I’m short on time. Since they are split, they cook very quickly and soaking is not required. Put them in the pot, and within 20 mins, they turn into a creamy stew!
Here’s one of our family's red split lentils recipe:
Curry Red Split Lentils
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 Onion, chopped
3 medium Carrots, chopped
1 tbsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 cup Red Split Lentils
2 cups water
1 cup Coconut milk
1 tsp of Salt or more to taste
1. Sauté the onions in a large cooking pan in oil until translucent.
2. Add the chopped carrots, and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add curry, turmeric and cumin powder and sauté for 1 minute until spices are fragrant.
4. Stir in 2 cups of water and red split lentils in the pot. Let simmer while covered for 20 minutes.
5. Pour in the coconut milk and add salt to taste.
6. Serve with a rice, millet or your favorite whole grain.
And here are the add-on shares for this week:
Dry Good of the Week: Red Split Lentils
Tea of the Week: Autumn Equinox
Coffee of the Week: Colombian French Roast