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                 Red Lentils W/Fragrant Spiced Butter Tadka
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Lentils                          Middle Eastern
                 Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           red lentils
    4      ounces        ghee
    1      tablespoon    cumin seed
    8      ounces        onion -- finely chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- finely sliced
    2      medium        bay leaves
  114      teaspoon      cayenne
    2      tablespoons   cilantro -- minced
 
 Boil some lentils until they are a smooth puree. Heat ghee in pan or pot over a
  low heat. When hot add cumin seeds. Fry until they darken slightly - do NOT le
 t them burn; if they do throw away and start again, it can't be rescued! Add on
 ions, garlic and bay leaves and fry gently for about 20 mins, stirring occasion
 ally. Stir in cayenne pepper and cilantro. Pour over lentils and serve.
 
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