Our lovely neighbour Phul hand wrote this recipe down for us one day & its been
about 8 years since we have made it. Not because it wasn't super duper yummy,
but sadly the day we made it we developed the flu & well, you can imagine the rest of that story.
We felt it was time to revisit the tasty, simple yumminess & we are happy to have
a full belly as we share.
2 onions diced
4 garlic minced
2 green chilies
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 cups red lentils
1 cup basmati rice
Cook the lentils as directed in one pot & prepare the basmati rice in another pot as directed.
In the meantime, sauté the onions in a pan with olive oil for 1-2 minutes,
then add the garlic, tomatoes & spices. Let simmer until it has the desired texture you love,
some might like a little bite to their tomatoes & onions, some might prefer a real saucy sauce!
When done cooking, mix the lentils into the sauce & use the sauce
to put with your basmati rice.
The only thing missing today was some nice roti or naan bread
since we weren't 100% prepared!