Thursday, July 9, 2009


This is a middle eastern dish thats nice and hearty and yet not overly heavy. Spread on pitas and serve with cut up veggies

1 lb brown lentils
1 or 2 onions - finely chopped
2 tsp salt.
1 ½ tsp. each turmeric, cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp garlic powder, ground ginger
1 can tomatoes, undrained
½ stick butter
2 large potatoes, peeled and grated

Put the lentils into a large stove-top pot and add 5 cups water. Add remaining ingredients except butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 2 hours. Add water as necessary. Mixture should be think and mushy. Add the butter and stir until mixed in. Simmer about 15 minutes more. Serve on pitas.

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