Fuck christmas with this indian lentil stew

Two days ago, a big christmas market open for the weekend at my work. Thousands of people shopping and indulging, my parents included =). Quite paradoxically there was snow in the morning, and it continued to snow the entire day. White christmas right? But damn this is to early, both for that feeling, and the snow. Don’t think I’v experienced that much snow (gone now) this early before. It could wait for a good month or so. Bot now it’s here and how does one escape that christmas feel? Just so you don’t continue whistling christmas songs at home (with I  could whistle so that sentence actually made sense)? You make this hearty indian stew, thats how!

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Indian lentil stew
 
What you need
  • 1 cup of beluga lentils
  • 1 onion cut into rings
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ⅔ cups coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • A small piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 small fresh chili
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • Salt
  • Top of with:
  • Coconut flakes
  • Mustard seeds
  • And some steamed veggies
How to do it
  1. Cook the lentil with some salt according to instructions. Or about the double amount of water, 15-20 min.
  2. While cooking, heat the oil gently.
  3. Add the onions, heat them on low for about 15 min, then add the garlic. Give them another 10-15 min to develop color and sweet flavours.
  4. Add the spices, ginger, mustard seeds (make sure they don't pop) and chili to the onions, fry for a few minutes.
  5. Add the coconut milk, cook until slightly evaporated, and more stew like. Season with salt and the lemon juice.
  6. Serve with mustard seeds, coconut flakes and some steamed veggies.

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