I would first like to say well played Becky well played. The first post with pictures and everything. I am sorry to say that my post will not have pictures and I didn't invent the dish myself but it is still delicious. As you all may or may not know A friend of mine just recently left Ljubljana and I inherited a number of the thing that she didn't want to take with her and one of the things that I inherited is a large amount of lentils. Now I am not one to waste something but I have been having a hard time finding lentil recipes which are not soups until I came across this one.
This is called Masoor Daal (I believe that it is an Indian dish)
Step 1: Bring 1 cup of red lentils to a boil with one 1 inch piece of peeled ginger in the pot, once pot has boiled for 2 minutes reduce the heat and simmer for about 8 minutes or until lentils are soft.
Step 2: While the lentils are boiling add a generous amount of oil to a pot and saute 1 chopped onion until translucent
Step 3: Add 1 teaspoon of cumin (either seeds or ground cumin), 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Step 4: Drain the lentils and add to the onions and let flavors combine for a few minutes over low heat
Step 5: Eat with rice and bread or if you are feeling like something a little different eat with eggs and with a little cheese on top for breakfast.
Step 6: start the whole process over again because it was delicious and super cheap to make.
Dad/Mom what happened to that recipe which you said that you were going to be posting soon? I expected that you would be the first post. Also Becky I must admit when I started to read your post I thought that you had actually went ahead and posted perogies (spelling ?) and sausage and I was preparing to mock you.