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To keep the whole-milk yogurt from curdling, allow the lentils to cool slightly before stirring. Make the lentils a day ahead and refrigerate, then warm them over low heat. Serve as a side dish or as an appetizer with pita wedges. Try the Tomato, Lime, and Onion Salad as a condiment.

Bruce Aidells
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2003

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Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chopped onion, ginger, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cover and cook 10 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in minced garlic, cumin, Homemade Curry Powder, and ground coriander; cook 1 minute. Stir in water, chicken broth, lentils, and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until tender. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Discard bay leaves. Gradually stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, and tomato puree; cook over low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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Nutrition Facts

160 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 2.4g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 11.1g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 3.6mg; sodium 244mg; calcium 60mg.
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