Madras Lentils

"Lentils and red beans in a creamy spiced up tomato sauce. Add ground beef/turkey for a variation on chili."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
2-4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Saute onion and garlic in some canola oil.
  • Add cumin, chili powder and cayenne, stir it in with the onions and garlic for a couple minutes.
  • Added a can of crushed tomatoes (not drained). This is when you add the green chilies if you use them.
  • Lowered the heat and let it cook down for a bit. About 5-10min.
  • Added cooked lentils (cooked from dry) and red beans, no need to add water.
  • Add the salt, lowered the heat and let it cook down until it thickened.
  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. Wonder Woman 2
    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.
     
  2. Anna D.
    Before I added the lentils and beans, i blended it after it cooked, then put in back on the stove with t he lentils and beans for a few min, added the cream and a little butter. Poured over rice. So YUM!
     
  3. Lucky in Bayview
    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.
     
  4. Cindy T.
    Excellent dish. Made it in the Instant Pot. Cooked the lentils with some Penzey's blends -- their Chili Powder and their Penzey's Curry, with a dash of "Old World Seasoning." Then continued with the recipe as written. SO GOOD, and those small changes made it taste a lot like the stuff you buy at Costco. :D
     
  5. Christine V.
    Hello, I don't understand what the last ingredient means..."1/4 cup cream, substitute" The word "substitute" is throwing me. Substitute cream with something else?
     
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Tweaks

  1. Joni W.
    Blended silken tofu to replace cream.
     

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