*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          LENTIL & GREENS KHORESHE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lg           Onion -- finely chopped
      1/3   c            Oil
    1       t            Turmeric
    2 1/2   c            Water
      1/4   c            Lemon or lime juice
                         Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
    8                    Green onions -- chopped
      1/2   lb           Spinach leaves
                         -- coarsely chopped
      1/4   lb           Fresh parsley -- chopped
    2       oz           Fresh cilantro -- chopped
    2       oz           Tareh -- chopped
                         -OR chopped garlic chives
    1       c            Brown lentils -- rinsed
 
   A 'khoreshe' is a sauce-like main dish, to be served
   with rice.  'Tareh' resembles leeks, but much smaller,
   and has a garlic flavor.
   
   In a heavy pan, brown the onion in oil over medium
   heat, stirring frequently.  Add turmeric and fry for
   another minute or so.  Add remaining ingredients,
   stir, and cover.   Decrease heat to low and let simmer
   until lentils are tender, about 40 minutes.  Adjust
   seasonings if necessary and serve khoreshe with the
   best quality of rice you can obtain; basmati is what I
   recommend.  Wholemeal flatbread is nice also,
   especially for dipping into the khoreshe.
   
   Variation: Substitute 1/2 pound of fresh or frozen
   fava beans for the lentils.  Decrease water to 1-1/2
   cups.
   
   Copyright 1995 Karen Mintzias Redondo Beach, CA USA ---
  
 
 
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