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Cooking with lentils - 35 recipes

Discover delectable lentil recipes. Whether your looking for a vegetarian main or a low fat side we have a lentil recipes to add to your cooking arsenol!

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These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate

METHOD:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

Top rated Lentils recipes

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1) Soak washed chana dal ( bengal split gram) for 1/2 hour minimum

  • 1) Split Bengal gram ( Chana dal) 1 cup
  • 2)Medium sized bottle gourd ( lauki )- Washed peeled and cubed to small pieces
  • 3)Oil - 2 tbsp
  • 4)Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • 5)1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 6)Turmeric powder
  • 7)Red cilly powder - 1 tsp
  • 8)Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • 9)Asfoetida - A pinch
  • 10)2 Green chillies finely chpped( optional)
2.6/5 (240 Votes)

Lentils are an incredibly versatile ingredient and rich in protein. This healthy salad combines them with red kuri squash, chopped hazelnuts and fresh herbs.

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In a saucepan, boil the lentils and turmeric in water, then reduce heat and simmer until the lentils are cooked but...

  • 1 cup small yellow lenses.
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric.
  • 1 1/4 cups of water.
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced zucchini.
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil.
  • 1 large onion
  • cut into thin strips.
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed.
  • 2 fresh green chilies
  • chopped.
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds.
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds.
  • some cilantro leaves and chopped fresh mint.
  • 6-8 curry leaves.
  • salt.
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar.
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice.
  • 8 oz canned chopped tomatoes.
3.1/5 (222 Votes)

In the mood for a hearty spread that isn't hummus? Try this delicious spread made from red lentils, walnuts and mushrooms.

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Soak rice and moong dal in water for 15 to 30 minutes

  • Raw rice ¾ cup
  • Moong dal ¼ cup
  • Water 3 ½ cup
  • Salt 3 tsp
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Cashew 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns ½ tsp
  • Cumin ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves 6 – 7
  • Ginger ¼ inch
4.3/5 (26 Votes)

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Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan

  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal/Black gram - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1/2
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Tomato - 1/2
  • Carrot - 1
  • Beans - 6
  • peas - 50 gm
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  • Salt - 1/2 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1 cup
4.2/5 (31 Votes)

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One of the easiest and healthy snack for your tea time

  • Moong Daal -1 cup
  • rice - 2 tea spoon
  • urad daal - 2 tea spoon
  • Onions - 1/2 a big onion or 1 medium (finely chopped)
  • Green chili - 1 or 2 (as per your spice level) (finely chopped)
  • Perungayam - 2-3 pinches
  • salt - to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  • curry leaves - a few (finely chopped)
4.3/5 (12 Votes)

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kandya kadi soy + alle+ mirsang+ amsan+salt add to cut onions

  • Add mustard seeds to ghee and cook with fenugreek seeds
  • garlic and red chilies. Add chopped tomatoes
  • tamarind juice
  • cooked arhar/tur daal
  • turmeric
  • pepper
  • cumin powder
  • asafetida
  • coriander and curry leaves. Boil for a few minutes and add water from cooked daal to the mixture.
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Roast cashew in ghee and keep it aside

  • Raw rice ¾ cup
  • Moong dal ¼ cup
  • Water 3 ½ cup
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Cashew 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder ¼ tsp
  • Jaggery ½ - ¾ cup
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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Hearty red lentil soup

  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Red Lentils
  • Red Quinoa
  • Turnip Greens
  • White Navy Beans
  • Chicken Stock
  • Pinches of flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Pinch ginger
  • fresh or Canned diced tomato
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Dry roast rice and moong dal till light brown

  • Rice 1 cup
  • Jaggery 1 cup
  • Ghee 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal 1 tablespoon
  • Water 3 cups
4.2/5 (20 Votes)

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Soak dal for 1/2 hour and grind it with chillies to a smooth tough paste

  • Urad dal- 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Red chillies -2
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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