Red Lentil, Cumin and Turmeric Mash

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PinkCherryBlossom

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

Top Review by Alton Brown Groupie

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

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.

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