Monday, 16 September 2013

Vegan MoFo - September 16th - Healthy Start

Lentils are a pretty stereotypical healthy / vegan food. But who cares about stereotypes, they're yummy! Tonight we had Made-Up Lentil Daal with some more garlic and parsley sourdough. Filling, tasty, and healthy!

Made-Up Lentil Daal serves 2-3
(I say made up as I have no idea how authentic this would be!)

1 tbsp oil
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
Ground spices - cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, salt, pepper, mild chilli powder
1 cup red lentils
1/2 cup yellow split peas
1 litre vegetable stock
1 cup frozen peas
Dash lemon juice

1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the onion for about 5 min until softened then add the garlic for another minute. Add the spices in whatever quantities you like and stir. (I just dump spices in until it looks right...)
2. Add a splash of stock and stir to deglaze the pan. Stir in the lentils and split peas to coat with spice, then pour in the remaining stock and stir. 
3. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 min or so, until the lentils are mushy / creamy. Add the frozen peas and lemon juice, turn the heat off and leave to sit for ten min. Adjust the spices if needed and serve with your favourite accompaniment.

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