|Recipe: Indian Lentil Curry of Great Happiness|
Do you live in a town with inadequate Indian dining options? Or perhaps you crave curry, but in these difficult times shy away from expensive restaurant fare? No problem: this delicious lentil curry will knock your Indian-food-loving socks off, without breaking the bank!
1 small mild yellow onion
Heat oil in large saucepan. Combine chopped onion, sugar, and salt. Saute for 15 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Add cumin seeds, garlic, and ginger and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Add water, lentils, tomato paste, halved pepper, coriander, curry powder, and turmeric. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are very soft, about 40 to 45 minutes.
Turn off heat and stir in lime juice, coconut milk, and cayenne. Remove hot pepper, and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve alone or over rice; add naan and chutney, to make it a meal.
Makes: 6 servings, Preparation time: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 1 hour.
Source: GO MEDIA: Written by Tanya Sitton - Image credit: Creative Commons photo by Martha Merry.