Simple Yummy Spiced Lentils Recipe

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Simple Yummy Spiced Lentils
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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp turmeric


  1. Mince the garlic and dice the onion.
  2. Heat oil in a medium-sized pot, add onion and garlic and heat on low until the onions become translucent (it's important to keep it on the lowest heat setting because garlic burns really easily!).
  3. Add a pinch or two of curry powder, coat onions and garlic and sautee for one more minute or until the spice starts to dye them.
  4. Now add the lentils and water according to the packaging (mine suggested 1 cup of lentils and 3 cups of water), bring to a boil and add the rest of the spices.
  5. Stir, cover, turn the heat back down to low and let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  6. Drain most of the water and serve over rice or with pita or naan bread and enjoy!
  7. *you can use any spices you have laying around, really. I just sifted through my cupboards and found that these work really well together, but feel free to experiment, add veggies, whatever you like :).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 164.11 Kcal (687 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.05g 8%
Sodium 12.82mg 1%
Potassium 356.78mg 8%
Total Carbs 21.48g 7%
Sugars 1.25g 5%
Dietary Fiber 10.66g 43%
Protein 8.66g 17%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Calcium 39.1mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 96.15 Kcal (403 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.96g 8%
Sodium 7.51mg 1%
Potassium 209.03mg 8%
Total Carbs 12.58g 7%
Sugars 0.73g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6.24g 43%
Protein 5.08g 17%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 4%
Iron 1.8mg 17%
Calcium 22.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.9
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

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