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From Sunset reader Emiko Prigmore, Shoreline, WAPackaged cooked lentils can be a real time-saver and are becoming more available. If you can't find them in your area, use regular lentils cooked according to the package directions.

Emiko Prigmore, Shoreline, Washington
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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto

Recipe Summary

20 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add spices and toast until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add carrot, peas, lentils, salt, and remaining 2 tbsp. oil, stirring to combine. Stir in paneer and cook 2 minutes.

  • *Find cooked lentils at Trader Joe's. Find paneer--a fresh cheese that's pressed until firm--at well-stocked grocery stores or Indian markets.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; calories from fat 51%; protein 25g; fat 26g; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 11g; sodium 256mg; cholesterol 60mg.