This is a wonderfully tasty dish that is good on a winter’s day or indeed equally on a hot summer’s day. On summer days Fanny wears rather less than she should given her advanced age and I won’t disturb you with the nightmare images she inspires in this state. Suffice to say I am on the tablets.
However don’t let me put you off this delicious dish, it really is very moreish and is good eaten with vegetable fritters.
200g red lentils
1 litre water
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 green chillies
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
3 tbsp ghee
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 onion, finely sliced
Bring the lentils to the boil in the litre of water in a large saucepan and remove any scum
Add the turmeric, cumin and tomatoes and mix in
Lower the heat and simmer for about 40 mins until tender. Add the salt, chillies and coriander and mix in. Remove from the heat.
Meanwhile in a medium size frying pan, heat the ghee and fry the onion and garlic until golden brown – pour this over the lentils and serve.