Vegetarian Lentil Experiment Recipe #1 - Inspired by Indian Cuisine
I love lentils so I decided to try and make them on my own. Let me start by saying, they are pretty difficult to work with, but I think my first attempt was a success.
First, did you know lentils have 10 g of protein a serving (which is just 150 calories)?!
I decided to make an Indian dish from scratch without a recipe, which might sound like quite the challenge but I gave it my all. I started out by sautéing garlic and onions. Then I added the lentils (1 cup) and two cups of water. I let them simmer for 30-45 minutes while adding in some ingredients here and there. Here is what I added:
Once I realized something was missing, the final addition that made the dish amazing was good old fashioned tomato paste (1/2 small can). I like to think that this dish was healthy but since I was adding as I went, I don’t have an exact recipe to share. I bet it was sorta high in salt but since I don’t eat too much, I’m not too worried personally.
Next time, I will take measurements of the ingredients. Did I basically make a typical Indian side dish and not know it?