*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    PASTA WITH SPICED LENTILS & TOMATOES
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Sauces
                 Low-cal                          Low-fat
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       tb           Corn or peanut oil
    3       md           Garlic cloves, chopped fine
    1       sm           Onion, chopped fine
    1       t            Ground cummin
    1       t            Ground coriander
    1       t            Powdered ginger
      1/2   ts           Crushed red pepper flakes
    1       cn           Salt-free whole tomatoes
                         -(16 ounces)
    1       c            Reduced chicken broth
      1/2   c            Brown lentils
    1       tb           Sugar
      1/2   c            Low-fat yogurt
    2       tb           Basil leaves, finely
                         - shredded
                         Cooked pasta
 
   In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic and onion
   over moderate heat. When they sizzle, add the cummin, coriander, giner,
   and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute.
   Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands, and stir in the broth,
   lentils, and sugar. Simmer until the lentils are tender and the sauce is
   thick, about 30 minutes. Then stir in the yogurt and the basil and spoon
   over cooked pasta.
   Note: To make reduced chicken broth..Put the canned broth of your choice
   in a heavy saucepan and boil briskly until it has reduced to half of its
   original volume (approximately 15 minutes to reduce 2 cups of broth to one
   cup).
  
 
 
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