Oriental flavoured lentil

Oriental flavoured lentil

This was a really successful experiment by my side. I was hungry and I’ve decided to prepare a lentil for a diner. I’ve picked a red lentil because is super easy and fast to cook.

Actually, the red lentil is a traditional Turkish dish and becoming more popular these days. And this dish is a part of my favourite lunch and dinner choices.

Interesting facts

In addition, brown, green, yellow, red or black — lentils are low in calories, rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein.

All you need

  • 1 serving of red lentil
  • Spices that I used (the quantity isn’t that strict, so you can experiment):
    • 1 tsp. of salt
    • 1 tsp. of grounded Curcumin
    • 1 tsp. of grounded Curry
    • 1 tsp. of grounded Ginger
    • 1 tsp. of Paprika powder
    • 1 tbs. dried Savory

The steps for preparation are simple

First, bring to a boil with a small amount of water because it will be ready very quickly and you don’t need much water on it.
Cook until the lentils are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
Add the spices at the beginning and that’s it.

So simple and super flavoury dish!

!Note: Add the oil at the end of the cooking process!

It is the best practice to add the oils and fats always at the end of the cooking process. Because the high heat can destroy the goods in the fats. That’s the way you can protect the quality of good fats coming in into your body.

After all here is some information about the lentil itself.

Lentil nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100 grams
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 3.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4 gg 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1 gg 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0 mgmg 0%
Sodium 2 mgmg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6%g 2%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars 1.8 gg
Protein 9 gg 18%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Here it is some useful links for fats and oils and seeds and spices.

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