Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hungry for Something...

...quick?
...easy?
...cheap?
...nutritious?
AND
...delicious?

Have I got a recipe for you!

Curried Lentils fits all five of those descriptors; how can you go wrong with that? Plus, it uses ingredients I keep on hand, so no need for last-minute runs to the grocery store when I want to prepare this. This recipe comes from my mother's old copy of More-with-Less Cookbook, a true Mennonite classic.
Bring to a boil and simmer 20 minutes:
1 c. lentils
2 and 1/2 c. water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt

Saute together:
1/4 c. butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

Add:
1-2 tbsp. curry powder

Fry briefly. Add to lentil mixture, along with:
2 tbsp. lemon juice
chopped parsley (I used a generous shake of dried)

Serve over rice. (I used jasmine rice, my new favorite kind of rice.)

I first made this recipe back in July, when we were waiting for Shav's birth; at the time, I was looking for simple recipes to make since I didn't have a lot of energy! Whether or not the cook feels energetic, this recipe will be a winner (if you like curry). :)

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Mmm this looks really yummy. We will have to give it a try! :)

Margie said...

Hey Davene, I'm so glad to have read this - I'm going to make it for dinner tonight. Sounds perfect!

Sally said...

Hmmm...I have some lentils...I might just have to try this.

mamajil said...

I think I will try this tomorrow for lunch it sounds so yummy!!! and I have all the ingredients!

Polly said...

I'm going to have to try this! I've heard so much from different people about the More with Less cookbook--I have GOT to get a copy! We love lentils here!