Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fragrant Lentils

1 large onion -- thinly sliced
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 pound dried lentils
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
2 cups broth -- vegetable
2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1/2 green chile -- seeded and chopped
2 bay leaves
parsley sprigs -- for garnish

1. Heat a small amount of water in a large pan and saute the onions and garlic until soft.

2. Add the cinnamon, chili pepper and ginger and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add the broth, hot water, lentils, chili powder and bay leaves. Raise to a boil then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes or until lentils are soft.

4. Check in 20 minutes and add more water if necessary.

Per Serving: 280 Calories; 1g Fat (3.0% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 50g Carbohydrate; 26g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 16mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

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