Saturday, January 10, 2015

Tomato Onion Masala - Ish

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
3 tomatoes
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!

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