Updated: Apr 4, 2020
1 cup of dried lentils soaked for 1 hour and cooked for ½ hour
(keep aside and preserve the cooking water)
¼ cup olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
2 carrots cut lengthwise and chopped, handful of chopped cauliflower, celery
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 teaspoons ground cumin seed
1 teaspoons ground coriander seed
¼ teaspoons chilli powder (optional)
1 tsp sea salt
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
In a deep frying pan or wok heat up (on medium heat) - 2 tbs of the oil, add spices and fry for a few seconds. Add onions and vegetables, stir and let things fry for a little bit, add garlic and stir, add the lentils and canned tomatoes, stir and let it all heat up, stir in the tomato paste and enough cooking water to create a curry-like consistency.
Now turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20 min.
Add salt to taste and serve with your choice of grain.