2 Cups lentils (dry)
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
2 cloves garlic (sliced).
1 sprig thyme
3 stalks green onions/scallions
1-2 tsp curry powder
1 pimento or clove
Parsley (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Cayenne, Black or habanero Pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup Chopped carrots and peas if desired.
Add lentils, thyme, scallions, ginger, garlic and water (approximately 2 inches above the lentils) to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender. Add curry powder, salt and pepper. Cook until water is reduced and lentils thicken. (approximately 1 hr checking occasionally to make sure that the mixture is reduced.)
Serve with Naan (Indian Flat bread) or Basmati rice.
***Ready made Naan can be found in the frozen food/bakery section in international markets and health food supermarkets. Basmati rice can be found in most supermarkets.****
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