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Green Lentils with Spinach, Garlic and Ginger

What you need: 

8 ounces green lentils
salt, to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped finely
1" cube ginger, grated
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 pound fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

What you do: 

1. Add lentils to pot with 4 cups water. Add salt and bring to a boil cook over a moderate heat until all the lentils are cooked. Most of the water should have been absorbed during the cooking time, if not drain the lentils.
2. Take another large pan, and heat the oil on a high flame. Put in the garlic, ginger and cumin seeds. As the garlic begins to brown, add spinach. Stir.
3. Add the spices to the spinach mixture. Mix the cooked lentils and spinch together and add salt, to taste.
This is quite a dry dish and is good with onion raitha. If you like spicy foods, you can add green chilies with the garlic and ginger.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 


This was  a really nice flavorbut a little too much coriander for us. I know it sounds weird but i want to try a bit of mint in it next time.  The lemon juice sounds good as well.  I will definitely make this again but as a side dish rather than the main corse.

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