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Spicy Lentil Dip

"Indian spices lace this spicy, delicious dip. It's great served with naan or pita chips!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 53 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)

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  1. In a medium saucepan combine the lentils, onion and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes or until lentils are soft. Pass lentils through a food mill or blend them in a blender.
  2. Toast curry powder and cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant. Add cayenne, oil and garlic. Saute for 1 minute.
  3. Stir spice mixture into lentils and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 53 calories; 1.2 g fat; 7.7 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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i replaced the curry with coriander and it came out smelling and tasting fantastic! i make this all the time.

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This recipe was ok for me, although I altered it a little. I had had a leftover lentil salad that didn't go over real well with my boyfriend, so this was a great way to do something with the le...

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i replaced the curry with coriander and it came out smelling and tasting fantastic! i make this all the time.

YUM! We like things spicy so I used 1 tsp each of hot and mild curry. I also added 1 tbsp of coriander seeds thanks to suggestions from the reviews AND, as also suggested, I did not use all the...

This recipe was ok for me, although I altered it a little. I had had a leftover lentil salad that didn't go over real well with my boyfriend, so this was a great way to do something with the le...

This dip is delicious. I followed the recipe fairly closely, only using olive oil instead of vegetable and making a crushed red chili pepper/paprika substitution for the cayenne pepper, as I di...

This was only ok. Luckily I made a small batch because my husband didn't like it at all.

I liked this a lot, although my husband didn't seem too keen on it. You will probably want to add salt. I added at least 1 teaspoon.

I'm a fan of Indian food, so I tried this recipe. Wow, what a disappointment. It was terrible! The taste was really yucky -- just tastes like very plain lentils with a tingle from the spices....

I already had a batch of cooked lentils so I sauted the spices with the onion, added some of the lentil cooking liquid and then threw it all in the food processor. I had to add 1/2 tsp of salt t...

Noni!!!I was looking for a recipe just like this one, and am I ever glad I found it!I used Umbrian brown lentils and olive oil,and, in addition to your recipe,added: 1 tsp toasted coriander seed...