A simple and very nutritious meal that takes very little prep time and leaves everyone craving more. It's easily one of my most requested meals by my friends and family and the recipe can be doubled or tripled to accommodate additional guests.
1 cup of lentils (I prefer the French green variety if I want it to be less mushy) or mung dal (which makes a very creamy consistency)
3 cups of broth or water
1 Tbsp of ghee or coconut oil
1-2 Tbsp of Korma spice blend
2 Tsp of cinnamon
1 onion, chopped
1 can of coconut cream or coconut milk
1 large can of chopped tomatoes or 4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
cilantro and basil for garnish
In a large pot add the broth and lentils and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 40 minutes.
In a skillet heat the oil. Add the onion and cook until soft. Add the spice and cook an additional minute to two. Add this mixture to the cooked lentils along with the coconut cream and chopped tomatoes. Stir. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with rice or naan. I also like to offer chutney, a green salad, a variety of hot sauces, and possibly raita to make the meal a complete feast.