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Spiced Lentils

Yummy as a side dish or as a main with a salad.



  1. Rinse lentils with cold running water.
  2. Place lentils and water into a saucepan and cook according to directions.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan; add onion and brown till soft.
  4. Stir in the chilies, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for about 8 minutes.
  5. Add in the lentils, tomatoes, lemon juice and 1/2 the cilantro, mixing thoroughly.
  6. Serve warm, sprinkled with the remainder cilantro. Add a dash or two of Tabasco, if you like.
  7. Add a dash or two of Tabasco sauce, if you like.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 321 calories in 1 serving of Spiced Lentils.
Calorie break-down: 31% fat, 50% carbs, 19% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 102
Calories 321
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 11.28g 17%
  Saturated Fat 0.874g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3.516g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.334g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 753mg  
Total Carbohydrate 40.52g 14%
  Dietary Fiber 18.6g 74%
  Sugars 4.06g  
Protein 15.61g  
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 113%
Calcium 20% Iron 103%
of RDI*
(321 calories)
16% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (50%)
Fat (31%)
Protein (19%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories