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Fried Lentils Recipe

Fried Lentils Recipe

8 servings



1 1/2 cups dried red lentils

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon each: ground turmeric, crushed cumin seeds

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Salt, to taste

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


Cook lentils in 2 inches simmering water, covered, until very soft, 30 to 40 minutes, drain. Saute onion and seasonings in oil in large skillet until onion is tender, 5 to 8 minutes, reserve 1/4 cup mixture. Add lentils to skillet, cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro, season to taste with salt. Sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup onion mixture and lemon zest.

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