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Indian Spiced Spinach with Lentils

What you need: 

1 box frozen spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 onion (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 cup dry lentils, boiled until tender
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 tablespoon ea. of cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, and seseme seeds

What you do: 

This is a delicious and easy recipe with the taste of India.
For the spinach: Heat spinach according to package and drain. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin and coriander and cook until spices start to crackle. Add onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook until onions are semi-transparent, 2-3 minutes. Add spinach and stir together. Cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add water (1 tablespoon at a time) while cooking to keep from burning. Make sure most of the moisture boils out before serving. Add salt/pepper if necessary.
For the lentils: cook lentils according to package until tender. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin, coriander, garam masala, and seeds. Cook until seeds start to pop. Add the lentils and mix together.
To serve: In a bowl, spoon 1/4 of the lentils. Spoon 1/4 of the spinach mixture on top of the lentils. Serve!
Serving suggestions/tips:
*Add some chopped cilantro as a garnish to the top!
*To make a spicier/hotter version, add 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper powder or some red pepper flakes to the spice mixture.
*If you are using fresh spinach, cook until wilted and drain well.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
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