Spiced Cracked Wheat and Lentils for Grown-Ups

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon each ground ginger and minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon each turmeric, paprika, ground coriander and cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup each of cracked wheat and red lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, optional
  • Plain yogurt and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
Directions

Heat oil and butter in a large sauce pan. Add ginger, garlic, turmeric, paprika, coriander, cinnamon and cumin and saute for a couple of minutes. Add cracked wheat and lentils and saute for 2 to 3 minutes to coat with oil. Add water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cover; cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until wheat and lentils are tender (if water is evaporating too quickly, add more). Adjust seasoning. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl and garnish with tomatoes, and jalapenos. Center some yogurt in middle of the dish and garnish with cilantro.


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