I had been wanting to cook some kind of Indian food. I have always been afraid to experiment with all the spices. I am never sure which spices go together! So, this time I figured I would try an Aarti Party recipe. How could I go wrong if I followed the recipe? I have a few tips on how to cook Indian lentils.
I made Aarti’s Red Lentil Soup, but I used brown lentils, and mine did not turn out to be a soup…
The dish was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it. Tumeric is used and that is what gives it the brighter yellow color. I have never used tumeric before, but it reminds me of cumin and ginger together. Tumeric is said to have anti inflammatory benefits.
Lentils are not eaten enough in America, and they are so good for you. I should try to make lentils more often because they are actually easy to make and delicious. Lentils are packed full of vitamins and minerals such as folate, manganese, iron, phosphorus, copper, thiamin, and molybdenum. They are heart healthy since they are an excellent source of dietary fiber.