Lentils with Spinach

Lentils with Spinach

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From the book "World of the East Vegetarian cooking", by Madhur Jaffrey's

"Turned out good! Adding it to my recipe book for dinners I like. My BF insisted on adding salsa to his, I just added a touch of lemon to mine. Great!"

- lorithegreat


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1.25 pound Spinach; fresh or frozen
1 medium Onion; peeled
5 tablespoon Olive oil
2 cloves Garlic; peeled and minced
1 cup Lentils; dried
1.5 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds; ground
0.125 teaspoon Black pepper; ground

Original recipe makes 6



Separate the fresh spinach leaves and wash well. Do not discard the pinkist roots. Wash them as well. Bunch up a few leaves at a time and cut them crosswise into 2 o 3 pieces.

Cut the onion in half lengthwise, and then cut the halves into fine half rings.

Heat the oil in a heavy, wide, casserole-type pot over a medium flame. When hot, put in the onion and garlic. Stir and saute for 2 minutes. Now put in the lentils and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer about 25 minutes or until lentils are just tender. Add the spinach leaves and roots, salt and cumin. Stir to mix and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer another 10 to 25 minutes or until spinach is tender and well mixed into the lentils. Stir gently a few times during this period. Put in the black pepper and mix again. This dish may easily be made ahead of time and reheated.

Nutrition info (per serving, 170g):

Total calories: 243

- 106 from fat

Total fat: 12g

- Saturated fat: 2g

- Polyunsat fat: 1g

- Mono fat: 8g

- Cholesterol: 0mg

- Sodium: 669mg

- Potassium: 873mg

Total Carbs: 25g

- Dietary fiber: 13g

- Sugars: 3g

- Other Carb: 22g

Protein: 12g


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Turned out good! Adding it to my recipe book for dinners I like. My BF insisted on adding salsa to his, I just added a touch of lemon to mine. Great!
lorithegreat 1 year ago

Very simple to make. My 13 month old son loved it.
DavidSarnowski 2 years ago

A simple, but tasty dish. Not too flashy, but delicious.
DavidSarnowski 2 years ago

Everone loved it
karenbail99 2 years ago

Easy and delicious!
karleerin 3 years ago

Simple and satisfying. I'll be making this very soon.
Otterpond 5 years ago

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