Course Appetizer


  • 1 1/4 c Brown lentils
  • 3 3/4 c Water
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tb Ghee
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 1 ts Garam Masala
  • 1/2 ts Ground ginger
  • 1 ts Coriander
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne pepper


  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (opt) Wash lentils in cold water. In a saucepan, combine lentils, water, turmeric and garlic.
  • Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Uncover and cook 2-3 minutes to reduce excess liquid.
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan. Add onion and fry gently 5 minutes. Add Garam Masala, ginger, coriander and cayenne pepper; cook gently 1 minute.
  • Add mixture to lentils and stir well. Garnish with cilantro, if desired. NOTE: For a less fiery flavor, reduce cayenne pepper.


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