4 Reviews

This was ok but not amazing. I think my main problem was the mustard seeds, which I would eliminate in the future. Also, be sure to follow her instructions and reserve some of the onions. I might even reserve all of them, because the cooked ones loose a lot of their flavor.

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Samsara January 06, 2007

This was delicious but it does need either Ghee (in original recipe) or oil to caramelise the oinions in and then to turn the rice in before cooking.

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lindseylcw October 19, 2006

We ate this tonight with Black Pepper Chicken Curry by Sackville Girl Nigella Lawson Caramelized Onion & Lentil Pilaf. It was a fantastic change from the steamed rice we normally eat with our curries, and more a dish in its own right! I did add a tablespoon of oil to caremelize the onion as I couldn't see how it would work otherwise when the onion needed to cook for about 30 minutes. I also threw in a garlic clove that was sitting on the counter and used the French puy lentils as suggested. They retained a nice texture that contrasted well with the rice. Lots of good flavour for such a simple recipe and one I want to make again soon. I'm also looking forward to the leftovers!

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JustJanS October 10, 2003

This was absolutly delicious...I thought it might be a bit bland, but it was amazing. I didn't have some of the individua spices, so I just used pickling spices and it was soooo good. Very easy too.

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Sallyabreak June 03, 2003
Nigella Lawson Caramelized Onion & Lentil Pilaf