Red Lentil Stew

From: Theen-Theen Tan



Boil lentils in 5 cups water. Remove any foam/scum that collects on top. Add turmeric and stir to mix. Cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar, turn heat down to low and simmer gently for 1 hour and 15 minutes (just use medium heat if you don't min the stew being mushy. It will be done in 45 min). Stir a few times.

Heat oil in a pan over a medium fire. Put cumin seed, and let sizzle for 3-4 seconds. Put in garlic. As soon as garlic browns, put in onion, cabbage, green chillies. Stir fry cabbage mixture for about 10 minutes, or until crispy. Add t salt to mixture and stir it in.

When lentils are cooked, add 1 t salt, the tomato and ginger to the pot. Cook covered for 10mins. Add cabbage mixture. Stir to mix and bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or until cabbage is heated thoroughly.