Red Lentil, Cumin and Turmeric Mash

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Makes a great filling for chapatis, dosa or jacket potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and add the onion, garlic and bay leaf. Cook gently for 5 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric, curry powder, chili paste, mustard seeds and cumin and cook for another 4 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and stock.
  4. Bring to boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. The lentils should be very tender and the stock absorbed.
  6. Coarsely mash and serve.


Most Helpful

I made a few substitutions- skipped the curry, used chili powder instead of paste, mustard powder instead of seeds, powder cumin, no coriander and used trader joe's cream corn & roasted red pepper soup - all substituions were b/c I didnt have the real thing around, but it is super delicous.. almost addictive! I didn't know lentils could be this good

Alton Brown Groupie December 31, 2009

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