Indian food not only tastes delicious, it’s super-healthy. This dish can be served as a filling side full of heart-healthy fiber or as a vegetarian/vegan main dish.
Traditional curry powder is full of naturally anti-inflammatory ingredients, including garlic, ginger, and turmeric. While classic Indian food is heavily spiced, you can easily adjust the heat in this recipe by changing the amount of cayenne pepper you use.
1Cook the sprouted lentils according to the package directions.
2Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
3Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the curry powder and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
4Add the lentils and cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
5Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro, salt, and cayenne pepper. Enjoy!
Curried Lentils joins Roasted Spiced Chickpeas, Tandoori Chicken and Mom’s Apple Chai Shake on our Indian Influence menu. Take a trip to far-off India, using these four delicious dishes as your passport.
Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014
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