Lentils are the ultimate food. They are healthy, filling, and oh so good! When it comes to health meal plans, lentils fit right in. This Moroccan Food recipe doesn’t put a dent in the budget and can be saved as one of those days you don’t feel like making a huge meal but still want something healthy.
Easy Moroccan Lentils Recipe
This is a great recipe to be eaten with a loaf of crusty bread and some cheese!
2 cups lentils
2 medium tomatoes, grated
1 medium onion, grated
3 cloves of garlic
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley and/or cilantro
2 1/2 teaspoons cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon refrigerated ginger in jar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup olive oil
Mix all ingredients in a pressure cooker or pot. Add 2 liters (about 2 quarts) of water, and bring to a simmer.
Pressure cooker method. Cover, and cook on pressure over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. If the lentils are still submerged in sauce, reduce the liquids so that the sauce is ample, but not watery. Adjust the seasoning if desired, and serve with hot sauce, if desired.
Pot method. Cover, and simmer the lentils over medium heat about 1 1/2 hours, or until the lentils are tender and the sauce is not watery. (If the liquids reduce too much during cooking, add a little water to prevent the lentils from burning.) Adjust the seasoning if desired, and serve with hot sauce, if desired.
Scoop up the lentils with crusty bread, or eat them with a spoon.
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