*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        SYRIAN NOODLES WITH LENTILS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Ethnic
                 Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Vegetable oil
    1       ea           Onion, chopped
    3       ea           Garlic cloves, pressed
    2       ts           Roasted cumin seeds, ground
    1       t            Roasted coriander, ground
    2       sm           Cayenne peppers
    2       c            Lentils, washed
    1       ea           Bay leaf
    7       c            Water
                         Salt & pepper
    4       oz           Broken vermicelli
 
   Heat oil in a large casserole.  Saute onion & garlic
   until the onion is tender.  Add cumin & coriander.
   Saute for another minute over medium heat.
   
   Add cayenne pepper, lentils, bay leaf & water.  Bring
   to a boil.  Add salt & pepper to taste, cover, reduce
   heat & simmer for 45 minutes.  Simmer only until the
   lentils are just tender.  Adjust seasonings.
   
   Just before serving, bring back to a simmer & add the
   noodles.  Cook until al dente, about 4 to 10 minutes.
   Serve at once in bowls.
   
   In place of vermicelli, use wholewheat spaghetti
   noodles or macaroni.
   
   Martha Rose Shulman, “Spicy Vegetarian Feasts”
  
 
 
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