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Simplest of Simple Yellow Lentils

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Here is a delicious yellow lentil curry from Indian Slow Cooker by Anuply Singla. No added fat. I reduced the sodium from 1 TBSP to 1 tsp. and it was fine. I also added chopped collard greens (frozen, thawed). Very nice, not too much prep, and makes 14 cups!


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SNOWYOGA 8/28/2012 5:54PM

    BURRITAELITA, that really sounds good emoticon

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QUEEN-EYDIE 8/28/2012 3:20PM

    looks fabulous!

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BURRITAELITA 8/27/2012 4:48PM

    DS9KIE: I used a crockpot. The spices, garlic, and onion cannot be contained--they make the house smell wonderful, unless, of course you don't like that smell. Maybe you could slowcook them downstairs or somewhere your hubby doesn't hang around.

This particular recipe was not hard if you can:

1. Finely chop an onion (I used an onion chopper).
2. Peel and mince fresh gingerroot. Hint: You can easily peel the skin off of gingerroot with a spoon edge. Jeff Novick taught me this.
3. Skin and mince 4 garlic cloves. Hint: Mash with spoon to release skin.
4. Slice, seed, and finely chop two serrano peppers.
5. Chop a medium tomato
6. Measure spices.
7. Rinse and drain the lentils until the water is relatively clear.

Pretty simple stuff. Then just put it all in the crockpot and let the crockpot do the cooking!

The recipe makes 14 cups of dal, but if hubby does not like dal, just freeze the remainer you're not going to eat in five days. It freezes fine. Or you can halve the recipe. Anuply Singla regularly writes that this is an option.

I didn't freeze fresh collards. I bought the collards in a bag in the frozen food section of the supermarket and kept it in my freezer. I think it keeps for quite a while that way!

Comment edited on: 8/27/2012 5:00:25 PM

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DS9KIE 8/27/2012 10:36AM

    that sure looks yummy.

Did you use a crock pot? How long can you keep the greens in the freezer?

You do alot of Indian meals so, are they hard if your not a good cook? Is there any way to cook Indian food without making the whole house smell? (ok don't laugh...everytime I cook something he holds his nose and opens the windows)

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BURRITAELITA 8/27/2012 6:40AM

    RWIN777: I post the photos and recipe names so that people can get an idea of at least what one person eats on ETL. I'm glad that you have found my blogs helpful!

GOTTAPLAN4U: Fresh kale or collards are great, but for convenience, it really helps to have frozen, chopped greens in the freezer. That's what I used this time. It's particularly nice when you only need small quantities.

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GOTTAPLAN4U 8/27/2012 6:00AM

  Looks pretty. I can't imagine 1 heaping Tbsp of salt! Adding the greens was a great idea and I'm glad you reminded me about that. I would like to throw greens in everything but I too often forget.

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RWIN777 8/27/2012 2:56AM

    The Lentils look really good. Im going to try the Kale chips too! Thanks for posting the recipes Kate ....i really needed some recipes! emoticon

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