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Lentils For Life

With the meat industry producing more greenhouse gases than all forms of transport on earth, there are a million reasons to go meat free.

Even if it is just for one day or at the very least one meal.

Below is a great recipe for dahl (lentils) that will satisfy your taste buds without harming the planet.

Ingredients

1 cup Split Red Lentils
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
½ lemon
3 cups water
1 med onion
½ tsp garam marsala
2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ground cumin
½ bunch of fresh coriander
salt
yoghurt
½ capsicum
½ sweet potato
3 cms fresh ginger

Add lentils and water to saucepan then add bay leaves, cinnamon, ginger. Bring to boil, reduce heat,simmer. Stir frequently for 10 minutes. Discard spices. After 5 minutes add diced sweet potato.

Add the onion to hot frypan with heated olive oil and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, turmeric, cumin, garam marsala and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Add thinly sliced capsicum. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt.

Add the lentils to the onion mix in the pan and mix well. Cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in chopped coriander and serve hot with yoghurt and extra coriander.

 

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