Fried Lentils Recipe

Looking for an easy Fried Lentils recipe? Learn how to make Fried Lentils using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bettyhr

Makes 8 servings



Tasty in a wrap or with rice with some cheese on top

Recipe Ingredients for Fried Lentils

1 1/2 cup red lentils, dried
1 cup fresh chopped onion
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cumin seeds , crushed
1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro , chopped OR (1/2 cup chopped, fresh parsley can be substituted )
1 pinch salt
2 tsp grated lemon rind

Recipe Directions for Fried Lentils

  1. Rinse, dry and sort lentils, removing any stones. Cover lentils with 2 inches of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat, place lid on pot, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until lentils are very tender. Strain well.

  2. Pour oil in frying pan and cook onion, turmeric, cumin seeds, and red pepper 5 to 8 minutes or until soft. Set aside 1/4 cup onion mixture.

  3. Add lentils to frying pan and cook, stirring almost constantly, over low heat 10 to 20 minutes or until mixture is thick. Mix in cilantro and salt.

  4. When ready to serve, top with saved onion mixture and lemon rinds.

Categories

First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
166
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
23mg
1%
Potassium
384mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
23.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
11.4g
46%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
9.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in thiamin
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