Poached Eggs With Slow Cooked Spicy Lentils

"Easy to prepare and fancy on the plate. Inexpensive."
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  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions, and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, and black pepper.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for one more minute.
  • Add lentils, tomatoes, and stock. Bring to boil. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Stir in coconut milk, salt, and chili flakes.
  • Cover and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  • Ladle into soup bowls and top with a poached egg.
  • In order to make in advance:

  • Complete steps until mixture is placed into slowcooker.
  • Refrigerate overnight and then transfer to slowcooker.

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  1. lolablitz
    One of my favorite recipes! I think lentil soups can taste so....lentily... but this is stellar. I did use 1 tbs of pickled ginger and no chilies, and pepper to taste. I made it on the stovetop, I think it's much easier then slowcooking because it only takes 12 minutes to cook lentils. Next time I will remember to put 1 Tbs vinegar in the poaching liquid and turn it down!
  2. kolleen1021
    This is a delicious and very healthy recipe that was a cinch to make in the crock pot. I was a bit apprehensive based on the previous review, but my lentils were definitely soft enough. As a note, I doubled the recipe and used light coconut milk. We'll definitely be making this again!
  3. Elmotoo
    YUM! Only THE PICKY ONE didn't finish although she claimed to like it. I did double the recipe - 4 servings usually won't feed this crowd! Very easy. The lentils didn't cook through - they remained very firm??? We ate it anyway, lol. Made for Asian Accent event in the photo forum 3/09.


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