Red Lentils with Steamed Basmati Rice

Red Lentils with Steamed Basmati Rice


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Red Lentils with Steamed Basmati Rice

Red Lentils with Steamed Basmati Rice


  • Lentils:
  • 1 cup uncooked Nim-Véda Australia red lentils
  • 4 cups fresh water
  • ½ Inch fresh ginger chopped or 1 Teaspoon Nim-Véda Australia ginger powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Nim-Véda Australia Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Tadka (Masala) for Lentils:
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Nim-Véda Australia cumin seeds
  • ¼Teaspoon ground Nim-Véda Australia Fenugreek seed powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Nim-Véda Australia ground coriander powder
  • 5-6 Fresh Curry Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Sweet Paprika powder
  • Fresh Chilli to taste (Optional)
  • ½Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 Tablespoon Nim-Véda Australia Olive Oil
  • Finely chopped coriander to serve
  • Steamed Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water:


  1. Wash and drain the red lentils. On high heat in a medium sized cooking pot; place the lentils and the water in, add the turmeric powder, salt and ginger and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and allow the lentils to simmer on low, making sure to stir periodically so as to avoid the lentils sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook until the water and the lentils are mixed together, and are not separated.
  2. On medium to high heat, in a separate pan add the oil, then add the onion and garlic and cook until just tender and brown.
  3. Add the curry leaves and the tomatoes and cook until the oil separates and the tomatoes are soft. Add the cumin seeds, fenugreek powder, coriander powder, sweet paprika and chilli and cook for 2 minutes, whilst stirring. Add the mixture to the lentils and stir until combined.
  4. In the meanwhile, in a medium sized cooking pot, wash and drain the rice, add the water and cook until the water boils. Remove from heat, place a lid on top and leave it to sit for 15 minutes or until cooked.
  5. To serve, add the garam masala and fresh coriander to the lentils and stir well. Serve hot with basmati rice.
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