28 April 2014

Spiced lentil salad, Indian style


Huh,...it's not easy surviving holidays. Days of eating heavy food, rich cakes and drinking...After that, I always feel I need a few days of light / vegetarian food and a lot of plain water in order to detoxify my body. Here is one suggestion - Indian style!

Ingredients:
2 tbs oil (olive)
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1 cup green lentils
1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable)
4 shallots, sliced
1 red chilly, sliced
1 green chilly, sliced (optional)
1 tbs pomegranate molasses
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 cup Italian (flat leaf) parsley, chopped
Method:
Heat oil and saute onions for a minute; add garlic, all powders and lentils. Mix well, then pour stock, cover and cook for 40 minutes. When lentils cooked but still firm, transfer to a large bowl.
Mix in shallots, chilly, molasses and herbs. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Sprinkle with some coriander leaves and enjoy. (Taste develops better after a couple of hours.)



Pikantna salata od zelene lece / sociva na Indijski nacin


Sva sreca pa nije potrajalo duze... Dani svakodnevnog gozbovanja, neodoljivih slatkisa i alkohola... Poslije praznika uvijek pozelim nesto lagano ili vegetarijansko; osjecam da moje tijelo to trazi, kako bi se detoksificiralo. Ovo je jedan od takvih recepata - u Indijskom stilu!

Potrebno:
2 K ulja
1 veci crveni luk, sjeckan
2 cena bijelog luka, protisnutog
1 k koriandera u prahu
2 k kima u prahu
1 k senfa u prahu
1 solja zelene lece
1 1/2 solja pileceg / povrtnog bujona
4 mlada luka, sjeckana
1 ljuta papricica, sjeckana
1 K molase od nara / sipka
1k soli
1/2 k crnog bibera, mljevenog
1/2 solje lisca korijandera, sjeckanog
1/4 solje persunovog lisca, sjeckanog
Nacin:
Zagrijte ulje, proprzite crveni luk, zatim dodajte bijeli luk i sve zacine u prahu. Zalijte supom, poklopite i kuhajte 40 minuta. Leca treba da je kuhana, ali neraspadnuta.
Prebacite socivo u vecu posudu, dodajte mladi luk, molasu, i ostalo bilje. Promijesajte dobro. Pospite jos malo koriandera po povrsini i uzivajte. (Nakon par sati, salata postaje ukusnija, jer se svi sastojci bolje razviju.)

11 comments:

  1. Had too much cookies and chocolate during the Easter holiday too...:-(
    This lentil salad looks not only healthy, also very tasty and flavourful.

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  2. Sviđa mi se recept. Leću nisam nikad jela na salatu, obično završi u maneštrici

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    1. Odličan recept Jasna.pa dobro sad možemo opet dalje sa slatkišima i mesom

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  3. Super ti je ova salata, zdrava, aromatična i osvježavajuća.

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  4. This salad sounds interesting! And really delicious. I just would have to get green lentils :)

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  5. I agree, time for some soups and salads. Yours looks fantastic, love the Indian touch. Jasna! :) ela@GrayApron

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  6. Odlican recept. Ja u zadnje vrijeme uzivam praveci indijsku kuhinju :)

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  7. Obožavam leću i posebno dobro mi zvuči u ovako začinjenoj salati, sa senfom u prahu se još nisam susrela.

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  8. The Pikantna salata od zelene lece / sociva na Indijski nacin is interesting.. Want to eat it so soon.

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  9. Exquisita y colorida ensalada me encanta los ingredientes,abrazos

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