Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
If you do not serve this over rice, it is good for South Beach Phase 1. If you serve it over brown rice, it works for Phase 2. Very flavorful and satisfying!
1 Rinse lentils, add water, serranos, turmeric, salt. Bring to boil, then partially cover and simmer 25 mins. Cover and cook another 10 mins.
2 Meanwhile cook onions in 1 T oil until golden-brown, about 10 mins. Add tomatoes and ginger and cook till tomatoes turn to mush, abt 8 mins. Stir constantly, turbning heat to low if necessary to prevent sticking. Add this mush to lentils.
3 Rinse frying pan and dry. Add remaining 1 T oil and heat it over med-high heat. When oil is hot, add panchphoran and heat till seeds begin to pop (15 seconds). Add red peppers and fry another 15 seconds, till they turn a little darker. Turn off heat, add garlic and let sizzle for 30 seconds. Stir this mixture into the lentils and then serve the whole thing over rice.