Sunday, February 11, 2007

Curried lentils?

Avi, look away. Now.

Does anyone (else) have a tried and true recipe for curried lentils? I had some the other day from a cafe and they knocked my double-thick socks across the room. I am not a big meat eater* on a regular basis, so I'd like to add more meat alternative dishes to my culinary repertoire. I normally eat chickpea curry, but lentils are equally severely good for you!

Also, I'd love a great samosa recipe. Aside from vegetable fried rice, samosas are the only dish containing peas that I'll eat without picking the little buggers out. Squishy eyeballs of the pod! Blech.

*I love steak and hamburger. I was raised on beef, rice, and Coca-Cola. But I'm not really crazy for other meats on a regular basis, and I can only have cow so many days in a row.


Maliavale said...

I have a friend who might have one -- she has made some interesting things with lentils. I'll e-mail you if I find it!

sourpuss said...

My mom makes a great lentil stew. I'll see if I can get it. She's one of those people who doesn't cook from a recipe... it's all "a dash of this, a pinch of that, to taste" and so I usually have to watch her make something and approximate measurements.

sourpuss said...

Will you eat pea soup? Cuz I have a great recipe for curried pea soup. It's a hit in my family so you might like it.

Avitable said...

AHHHHH - the horror! I couldn't help but look!