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Coconut Spiced Red Lentils
A healthful and flavorful comfort food dinner that's ready in under an hour.
tablespoon olive oil
medium yellow onion, finely diced
inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
teaspoon fine sea salt
teaspoons black/brown mustard seeds
teaspoons cumin seeds
teaspoon ground turmeric
teaspoon ground coriander
teaspoon sweet paprika
Pinch of ground cayenne
ounces tomato paste
cups vegetable stock or water
cups dry red lentils
cup canned coconut milk
Freshly ground black pepper
cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lime
Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan that has a lid (but don't but the lid on yet).* Add the onion and ginger, sprinkle with the salt, and cook until the onion is softening and beginning to turn translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and cook, stirring occasionally, until toasted, 2 or 3 minutes. Add the turmeric, coriander, paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, one minute. Then add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, one minute more.
Add the stock or water, lentils and coconut milk and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cover the pan.
Cook until liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
Off the heat, stir in some black pepper along with the cilantro and lime juice. Serve with rice.