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How To Cook Red Lentils

All you need to know about: How To Cook Red Lentils.


– 1 cup red lentils
– 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon ground coriander
– 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 4 cups vegetable stock
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Rinse the lentils in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear.

2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander, and turmeric and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

3. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.

4. Add the vegetable stock and lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.

5. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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