Sunday, November 04, 2012

Red Lentils With Green Beans

1-1/2 cups red lentils, washed until water runs clear
1/2 lb. green beans, sliced into small rounds
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium or 12 plum tomatoes
salt to taste
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. panch phoron (Bengali five spice)
1 tsp. ghee
cilantro, chopped


  1. Wash and soak lentils for 1/2 an hour.
  2. Cook over medium heat until lentils disintegrate.
  3. Heat oil over high heat and sputter panch phoron.
  4. Fry onions and garlic until onions turn translucent.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook until they break down.
  6. Turn heat to medium, add green beans and cook until tender.
  7. Add cooked lentils, adjust salt to taste, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with ghee and cilantro and serve with cooked rice or tortillas.

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