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    Madras Lentils

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    1 hrs 30 mins

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    jk523's Note:

    Lentils and red beans in a creamy spiced up tomato sauce. Add ground beef/turkey for a variation on chili.

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    1. 1
      Saute onion and garlic in some canola oil.
    2. 2
      Add cumin, chili powder and cayenne, stir it in with the onions and garlic for a couple minutes.
    3. 3
      Added a can of crushed tomatoes (not drained). This is when you add the green chilies if you use them.
    4. 4
      Lowered the heat and let it cook down for a bit. About 5-10min.
    5. 5
      Added cooked lentils (cooked from dry) and red beans, no need to add water.
    6. 6
      Add the salt, lowered the heat and let it cook down until it thickened.
    7. 7
      Added just the smallest amount (mixed into each serving of a maybe half tsp) of plain fat free greek yogurt to give it a creamier texture.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2013


      This is a very tasty dish. I don't used canned beans so I put 2/3 cup dry lentils and 2/3 cup small red beans in my pressure cooker with 4 cups of water and cooked for 15 minutes. After the beans came to pressure, I continued the recipe from the top. It turned out fabulous! The yogurt is optional as I forgot to add it at the end and never missed it.

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    • on January 09, 2014


      A tasty, simple way to prepare lentils. I was looking for a copy cat recipe for the lentils madras that Costco sells. This is similar, but was lacking some depth of flavor. I ended up adding some nutritional yeast diluted in water, about a 1/4 t. of corriander, tumeric and a pinch of cinnamon. I was closer to what I was looking for. But, as is this a tasty recipe, just not quite what I was looking for. Thanks so much for sharing this version.

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    Nutritional Facts for Madras Lentils

    Serving Size: 1 (382 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 692.4
    Calories from Fat 117
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    Cholesterol 33.1 mg
    Sodium 464.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 111.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 34.8 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 41.5 g

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