Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lentils and Rice

Saute diced onion, carrots, garlic in oil. Add a dried red chile, smoked paprika, coriander seed (crushed), celery seed, curry powder. Cook until fragrant. I didn't have a tomato product (like paste or crushed tomatoes) on hand, but had some leftover spaghetti sauce with hot Italian sausage; I added some of that. Cook until the tomato caramelizes a bit. Add broth, I had some ham stock. Add lentils, bay leaf. Cook until tender, a couple of hours.
Serve with Basmati rice. I toasted it first, until it smelled lightly of popcorn. I made some fresh cheese earlier, so used the whey as cooking liquid.

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