Easy Lentils (+ Lentil Burgers)


23 February 2010


2 Tbsp veg oil
1-2 onions, diced
1-2 carrots, diced
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp peeled/minced ginger
1-2 Tbsp hot pepper, minced (or cayenne)

2-3 Tbsp ground cumin
1-2 Tbsp ground coriander
16 oz lentils (≈2 c) (i prefer brown lentils)
½ t salt
5 c. water

Heat oil over medium heat & add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, ginger, hot pepper, cumin and coriander. Cook 2-3 min. Add water, lentils, salt, pepper. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce to low. Cook for 40 min, until lentils are tender and water is absorbed (unless you want it soupy). Serve over couscous (yum!) or rice, or plain, or on bread-like something.

Leftovers? (Yes, this makes a lot) Take 1.5-2 c leftovers, add 1 egg and enough flour to make into burger consistency (still pretty messy). Make into 3 or 4 patties and fry in a little oil. Lentil burgers, yum!

My senior year of college, I would cook up Easy Lentils and some plain couscous on the weekend. I ate lentils and couscous almost every-day for lunch, and a lot of times for dinner, too.


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