Garam Masala Lentils

This dish is a hearty, protein-filled vegetarian dinner full of flavor and spice. You can find garam masala at most grocery stores, or even make your own if you are feeling creative. Serve over baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice or just enjoy it with your favorite naan bread.

  • 1 lg Onion, diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs Ginger, minced or ½ tsp dry
  • 2 cups Lentils, brown or green
  • 4 cups Vegetable broth or water
  • 1 15-oz can Fire roasted tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup Tomato paste
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1½ tsp Garam masala
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 cup Coconut milk (full fat)

1. Add one tablespoon olive oil to sauté pan and add onion. Cook 4 to 6 minutes until soft.

2. Add garlic and ginger, cook for another 2 minutes.

3. Add remaining ingredients except coconut milk and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Remove lid and simmer for 15 minutes or until mixture thickens.

5. Stir in coconut milk, season to taste with salt and serve.

Serves 8-10 | Time to Table 45-50 mins