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Lentilles Rouges
(Split Red Lentil-Masur Dhal)
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  1. 1 1/2 cups split red lentil

  2. 1 small onion finely chopped

  3. 1 tablespoon crushed garlic

  4. 1 tablespoon crushed ginger

  5. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  6. 1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves

  7. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  8. Water

  9. Salt to taste

Red Lentils
Red Lentils with Fried Fish 


  1. Soak the red lentil in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water 2 to 3 times. Drain of all water and remove any impurities. Put aside.

  2. Put 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in saucepan over medium heat. Fry finely chopped onion, crushed ginger, crushed garlic and thyme leaves until the finely chopped onion is cooked and become transparent. Add the red lentil and mix well together. Add salt to taste. Add 4-5 cups of cold water, a little at a time. Gradually stir in the water and mix into the red lentil. Wait for the added water to evaporate and / or the red lentil to absorb the water. Then add some more water. Mix well and repeat as described above until the mixture stays liquid and simmers. 

  3. Simmer uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes or until the red lentil is cooked and becomes creamy. Add some hot water a little at a time if the mixture dries up. Alternatively, simmer until the red lentil is cooked to your preference. Stir continually to ensure even cooking and prevent burning. 

  4. Taste and season to taste with salt if necessary. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley. Mix into the cooked red lentil. Transfer to a warmed serving dish.

  5. Serve over rice with a steak, fried fish or rougaille (salt fish or sausage). Enjoy.

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