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Stewed Lentils With Yogurt, Cucumbers, And Green Chiles

If you think of Indian food as complicated, get ready to be wowed. Stripped down to its barest form, it's easy, healthful, and affordable -- like this vegetarian dish that costs way less than take-out.

Prep
Cook
Serves 4people
Ingredients
1
teaspoon whole cumin seeds
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
cup diced onion
4
cloves garlic, minced
2
tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1
teaspoon ground turmeric
Kosher salt
5
cups water
2
cups red lentils
Kosher salt
1/4
cup diced onion
1
cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1
green chile, such as serrano, thinly sliced
1
cup chopped cilantro, plus whole leaves, for garnish
1
tablespoon white vinegar
4
cups cooked brown basmati rice
1
cup 2% Greek yogurt
Directions
1.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Toast cumin seeds until fragrant, about 1 minute, swirling pan. Set aside. Heat oil and add onion, garlic, and ginger. Cok, stiring, until onions are tender, about 6 minutes. add turmeric and toasted cumin seds. cook 1 minute. add water and lentils. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and partially cover. cook until lentils are tender and mixture thickens, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.
2.
Meanwhile, prepare garnish: Combine onion, cucumber, chile, cilantro, and vinegar. Season with salt.
3.
To serve, ladle lentils over rice; top with yogurt and cucumber mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves.

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