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  • Servings: 8
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  • 1/2 kg red lentils
  • 2 lrg onions
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 tbl tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp paprika, sweet or hot
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cup water


  • Sort the lentils and soak in tap water for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse in running water and drain.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • peel and mash the garlic.
  • Heat the oil in large pan and saute the onion until golden.
  • Add tomato paste and paprika and mix.
  • Add half the water and the garlic,ginger pepper and salt.
  • Stir well and then add the rest of the water, stir again ,cover and bring to boil.
  • When the water boil, add the lentils ,lower the flame and cook 20-30 minutes, until the lentils soften.
  • Serve hot.


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