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Spiced Red Lentils with Cucumber Yoghurt


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Ingredients

2 portion(s)

Cucumber Yoghurt

  • 75 g cucumber
  • 150 g Greek style yoghurt
  • 10 g olive oil
  • Pinch salt

Spiced Red Lentils

  • 200 g red lentils
  • 350 g water
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 small onion
  • 40 g peeled ginger root
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, peeled
  • 1 mild fresh green chilli
  • 1 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 50 g sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • 1 400g tin tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Fenugreek seeds, (optional)
  • pinch asafoetida, (optional)
  • 70 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • parsley or extra fresh coriander to serve
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Recipe's preparation

    Cucumber Yoghurt
  1. Place cucumber in TM bowl and chop for 1-2 seconds on speed 5 or until finely chopped. Add yoghurt, olive oil and salt and mix for 1-2 seconds on Counter-clockwise operation + speed 3. Set aside.

  2. Spiced Red Lentils
  3. Place lentils in a sieve and wash under plenty of running cold water. Weigh the 350g water into Thermoserver or bowl and soak lentils in the water for 30 minutes.

  4. Cut the coriander bunch somewhere around the centre to get a leafy top half and a stalk and root half. Place leafy half in TM bowl and chop for 2 seconds on speed 6. Set aside.

  5. Place mustard seeds in TM bowl and dry roast at Varoma temperature or for 6 minutes. Add coriander stalk ends, onion, ginger, garlic and chilli and chop for 2-3 seconds on speed 6. Ensure that the mixture is roughly chopped rather than a paste.

  6. Add sunflower oil and sauté for about 5 minutes at 100˚C on Counter-clockwise operation + speed 2. Add ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika and curry leaves and sauté for a further 5 minutes at 100˚C on Counter-clockwise operation + speed 2.

  7. Add the lentils and their soaking water, the tomatoes, sugar, fenugreek and asafoetida (if using) and salt to taste. Simmer for about 30 minutes at 100˚C on Counter-clockwise operation + speed 1, or until the lentils are fully cooked. If using whole tinned tomatoes, you may need to break them up with the spatula during cooking.

  8. Place butter, lime juice and chopped coriander leaves in a Thermoserver or large bowl and pour lentil mixture over the top. Mix through with spatula and add salt to taste. Divide among serving bowls, spoon cucumber yoghurt on top and garnish with extra coriander leaves.

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Tip

The ingredients list for this recipe can seem a little daunting, but provided you maintain a well-stocked pantry with staples and spices you'll find that you just need to pick up a few fresh ingredients on the way home.

Original recipe from ‘Plenty’ by Yotam Ottolenghi. Adapted for Thermomix by Erica Noble.


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  • Thanks for this delicious dish. I added a chopped...

    Submitted by schneids59 on 6. February 2017 - 00:03.

    Thanks for this delicious dish. I added a chopped potato at the lentil and water stage and then a chopped bunch of spinach 10 mins before the end which was delicious. It easily makes 4-5 serves.

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  • Thanks for this recipe. I

    Submitted by SereIt on 5. October 2016 - 06:08.

    Thanks for this recipe. I like Ottolenghi and this recipe is faster with Thermomix!

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  • This recipe should only have

    Submitted by TheRue on 29. December 2015 - 18:34.

    This recipe should only have 1/4 tsp of fenugreek NOT 2tsp.   I have just made this and totally it spoils it because of this mistake. Please edit the recipe!  :~

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  • Query about the sugar missing

    Submitted by Chickita79 on 26. April 2015 - 21:32.

    Query about the sugar missing from your ingredients list (quantity and type please)

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  • ummm... i cant find the sugar

    Submitted by organibaby on 20. January 2015 - 20:40.

    ummm... i cant find the sugar in the ingredient list? How much and what kind please?

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  • So tasty! 

    Submitted by trinja on 23. July 2014 - 08:31.

    So tasty! 

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  • Great vgetarian recipe

    Submitted by HelWho on 24. March 2014 - 22:25.

    Great vgetarian recipe

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  • Very nice. Can be adapted to

    Submitted by SarGow on 26. November 2013 - 20:32.

    Very nice. Can be adapted to a one pot effort by rejigging the order of the ingredients.

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  • Yummy, but this is a very

    Submitted by rhyme on 14. February 2013 - 09:21.

    Yummy, but this is a very heavy meal, calorie-wise. I left out the oil and salt from the yoghurt as well as the butter and all but 20g of the oil from the lentils, and the results were still very good. I also made 4 serves out of this rather than two, serving it with a little rice.

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