International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo
Recipes Around the World International Vegetarian Union
Vegan Indian Recipes - Beans, Pulses, Legumes, Dals
Contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world

Curried Carrots & Lentils
From: arien kismet del'tai

(adapted from _The New Basics_)

  • 1/2 C dried red lentils
  • 1-1/2 C water
  • 3 carrots, peeled & cut into 2" pieces
  • 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 1/4 C golden raisins
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • black pepper, to taste
(I'd normally dry-roast the curry & fennel ahead of time, but that would take away from the ease of the dish)

Combine lentils & 1/2 C water in a 2-qt microwave-safe casserole. Nuke at full power, covered, for 5 minutes. (If water foams and spills over, add 1-2 Tb more water.) Stir in carrots & another 1/2 C water; cover, and nuke for 5 minutes.

Stir in 1/2 C water and all the remaining ingredients; cover, & nuke for 5 minutes. Serve. (Intended for 650-700 watt microwave; cook longer if yours is less powerful.)