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Lentil recipes?

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luverlytea Fri 15-Nov-13 00:27:19

Sad news.
Tarla Dalal passed away on November 6.2013.
A remarkable, unassuming and kind lady, she was perhaps the first Indian to write a cookery book. She had a giving nature and shared all her knowledge with others.
She shines like a beacon among India's greats.
Others were Premila Lal, Jeroo Sidhwa., Aroona Reejsinghani, pioneers in cookery writing. God bless them all.
They brought recipe ideas, methods, traditional and modern, all with devotion and care and research, into the ordinary housewife's reach.
They had a loving dedication to their readers

ohright Mon 28-Oct-13 02:02:31

Sometimes Tarla Dalal explains in English, sometimes in Hindi, but the recipes are always written in English.
Just pause the video where the recipe is written out in English.
Here are 39 recipes by Tarla Dalal using dal -
Have fun!

ohright Sun 27-Oct-13 23:13:31

Here are 39 recipes by Tarla Dalal using dal -
Have fun!

KeatsiePie Sun 27-Oct-13 23:09:06

Just put this on another thread. The absolute best lentil recipe I have ever had. Triple-lentil soup -

Wow Hettie that lentil bolognese sounds amazing.

ohright Sun 27-Oct-13 22:13:56

This is a delicious sweet dish!

HettiePetal Sun 27-Oct-13 21:29:22

Lentil bolognese:

You need:

1 onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
Half tsp each of dried parsley & thyme
100g of red lentils
1 veg stock cube (dissolved in however much water the box says)
@ 30ml of cheapo red wine (I often use a bit more)
1 tin chopped tomatoes

Saute onion & garlic in a bit of oil. Add the carrots & cook off a bit. Then add the tomatoes, herbs, lentils, stock & wine.

Cook down for about 20 mins or so. If you want to add more liquid, do so.

Serve with pasta & grated cheese.

It is delicious, truly.

(Got the recipe from A Girl Named Jack)

Makinglists Sun 27-Oct-13 17:07:28

Lentil bake - brilliantly simple. Approx 8oz red lentils, one onion chopped and a bay leaf - cover with water and simmer until lentils are soft. Then add grated cheese approx 2-4oz and remove bay leaf, season. Add mixture to greased dish and put grated cheese on top - bake until brown on top approx 1/2hr hour. Its great cold too. Its from a Rose Elliot book. Kids love it and healthy - good for using up stale cheese.

nothruroad Sun 27-Oct-13 17:02:44





These are all delicious.

sewingandcakes Sun 27-Oct-13 16:59:05

Sweet potato and red lentil soup goes down well in our house; just onion, garlic, olive oil, sweet potatoes fried with some smoked paprika, then simmered in some vegetable stock with red lentils added, then blended. My kids love it!

EBearhug Sun 27-Oct-13 16:57:17

Also, I use red lentils in lots of things which would normally use mince.

EBearhug Sun 27-Oct-13 16:55:33

2 chicken stock cubes dissolved in 2 pints of boiling water.

You might want to try vegetable stock if you're aiming at being more vegetarian.

I chop onions finely and gently soften them in a little oil, add garlic. Then chop up carrots and chuck them in. A generous teaspoon or two of paprika. Veg stock and red lentils and water and leave it all to simmer until it's all cooked soft. You might need to add a bit extra water.

(If you want a non-veggy version, diced bacon goes in before the carrots, and use ham stock rather than veg stock.)

MarianForrester Sun 27-Oct-13 16:51:07

Or add tin of green lentils when making chilli.

Or dahls, this is nice, though I soften the onions in a little veg oil first Spinach, sweet potato and lentil dahl

MarianForrester Sun 27-Oct-13 16:47:00

Lentil soup

3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 onions, chopped
1-1 1/2 celery sticks
Around one litre of veg stock
Red lentils

Sweat veg, add stock and lentils, how many lentils depends how thick you like soup. Maybe a cup to start with?

Season, bring to boil, simmer til done and liquidise. Easiest way is in pan with hand blender

snuffykins Sun 27-Oct-13 16:42:03

Biscuit Soup

Ok you need 3 onions
250grms of orange lentils
2 chicken stock cubes dissolved in 2 pints of boiling water.
and a pinch of thyme
1/2 pint of milk
salt and pepper to taste.

Add a knob of butter to a pan and melt add chopped onions and sweat for a few mins.

Add stock,lentils and thyme to the onions leave for 25 mins check often as the lentiols tend to stick.

Once ready add the milk salt and pepper and belend until smooth with a hand blender.

Rtfairy Sun 27-Oct-13 16:22:57

I'm hoping to start cooking more vegetarian food (for health and budget reasons) and want to start with a simple lentil recipe. I'm not the most skilled cook so it needs to be easy. Any ideas please? Thanks in advance.

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