Lentil Puree

Southern Living
Garam masala [gah-RAHM mah-SAH-lah] is an Indian spice mix found in the spice section of large supermarkets or specialty shops.
6 servings


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1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
8 ounces dried red lentils
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
Hot cooked rice


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, garlic, and ginger. Saute until golden. Stir in turmeric and lentils; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in salt and garam masala; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until lentils are tender and mixture is thickened. Serve with hot cooked rice.

Created date

October 2003