Red Lentil

Red Lentil Puree

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Legumes, Recipes, Red Lentil | 0 comments

Red Lentil Puree

1 & 1/2 cups red lentils, rinsed 1 & 1/2 TBSP minced ginger root 2 medium garlic cloves, minced or crushed 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp pure salt 2 TBSP butter, coconut oil, or ghee 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp anise seeds 3 TBSP lemon juice ground white pepper (or black pepper) to taste Bring first 5 ingredients plus 4 cups water to boil in medium saucepan. Boil for 5 mins. Reduce heat; simmer (uncovered) until lentils lose their shape, 15 to 20 minutes. Whisk lentils to make a puree & set aside. Heat butter (or oil) in a small saute pan. Add cumin & anise seeds & saute...

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Creamy Red Lentil Soup

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Recipes, Red Lentil, Soups | 0 comments

Creamy Red Lentil Soup

2 TBSP coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups) 3 medium carrots, chopped 4 cups water 14 ounces coconut milk 1 cup red lentils 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 tsps pure salt 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1 TBSP curry powder 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and carrots & cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables start to brown, about 10 mins. Add water, coconut milk, lentils, garlic, bay leaf, salt, ginger & curry powder. Cover & bring to a boil. Reduce heat, & simmer, partially covered for 35 to 40 mins or...

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