Lentil Recipe To Save Your Life (possibly)

You may be wondering what a lentil recipe is doing on the Truther Girls’ blog. Other than the fact that Sonia’s alter ego, Ruth Klezmer, eats lentils everyday because she can’t afford anything else, this recipe is of interest because it is not only comprised ingredients that are pretty cheap and can be stockpiled in preparation for the apocalypse, but it includes turmeric, a spice which has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

To read more about turmeric/curcumin’s medicinal properties, see:

Lentils With Turmeric (Tarkha Dal)
1/2 cup split red lentils
1/4 cup split yellow lentils
2 1/2 cups water
1″ piece ginger, minced
2 green chilies, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 or more teaspoons turmeric
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
4 teaspoon mustard seeds
4 dried red chillies
1 Tblspn. olive oil
salt to taste
Few cilantro leaves (or other herbs, like basil) to taste, chopped.

Method: Boil the lentils in water salt and turmeric for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Mash the lentils till creamy. If the lentil mixture looks too dry, add some water. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and red chilies. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies fry for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the lentils and mix thoroughly. season if necessary. Cook for a while. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot

One response to “Lentil Recipe To Save Your Life (possibly)

  1. Two thumbs up to lentil beans! This recipe sounds mmm, mmm, good.

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