*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    DESS B'L-BESLA (LENTILS WITH ONIONS)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Lentils, soaked
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
    1       pn           Cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Cumin
    1       pn           Black pepper
    1       ea           Chili pepper
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2       lg           Onion, thinly sliced
    3       tb           Olive oil
    3       ea           Bay leaves
 
   Bring lentils to a boil in enough water to cover.  At
   the same time, make a spice paste by crushing together
   the garlic, cinnamon, cumin, peppers & salt plus 2 ts
   water. After 2 or 3 minutes, drain the lentils
   thoroughly.  Add the spice paste, followed by the
   onions, oil & bay leaves.  Stir over moderate heat for
   several minutes then add water to cover.  Reduce heat,
   cover pot & simmer until lentils are tender.  Uncover
   for a while before serving so that the mixture can
   thicken.
  
 
 
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