Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spicy Lentils - 3 points

Happy Father's Day! I hope that all of the great dads out there are enjoying a fantastic day and all of those lucky enough to have a great dad are celebrating him. I am one of the lucky ones who has an amazing father who came to every school event, read me stories, tried all of my experimental recipes, encouraged me to think for myself, and - when I was in high school - played cards with me almost every night before dinner. My dad loves Indian food - especially tandoori chicken - so here is a recipe is a spicy recipe in his honor.

Spicy Lentils - Betty Crocker's New Cookbook
3 cups water
3/4 dried split peas
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin
1 small onion, finely chopped

1. Heat water and peas to boiling in a large saucepan. Boil, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; simmer 25 minutes or until peas are tender.
2. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions and spices to the skillet, stirring occasionally until onions are tender. Stir in peas until evenly coated.
3. Yields 4, 3 point servings

There are many outstanding fathers, uncles, brothers, grandfathers, step-fathers, and friends I know who are working hard to be examples to the young people in their lives. I am very thankful for all of them and wish them a great day.


  1. Such a delicious and very healthy dish! Have a fun Sunday!

  2. My goal is to add more beans to our diet; this recipe is a keeper; thanks.

  3. I've eaten lentils cooked this way many times, its really really delicious. Goes well with rice

  4. great idea for lentils- I'm always looking for more ways to enjoy them!

  5. Love these lentils, maybe tomorrow I wouldmake! gloria

  6. These look tasty. I have to make lentils more often!

  7. These lentils would really taste fabulous. Indian lentils are cooked in a spicier way and this one is a much milder version. Yet, this recipe is unique as it stands out for its simplicity! Well done, friend.

  8. Liked the way you did it ...look yum

  9. Great dish and healthy! Oh, you made me miss my daddy so much! So sad that he lives so far away! sigh! Thanks for sharing this yummy lentil recipe!

  10. Lovely dish. Especially since its for your Daddy :)

  11. You had me at spicy! These sound simply wonderful :D

  12. That looks delicious. I'm totally craving it.
    US Masala

  13. looks delicious dear..spicy n yummy..


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