Category Archives: Afghan

Red lentils Afghani style

On Friday we used Tuscan kale grown by our daughter in the community garden as a base for our delicious Afghani red lentils. This simple and homey dish cooks in about 15 minutes and is tasty and nutritious. I garnished … Continue reading

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Afghani dal with lacinato kale. 4/14/21

Afghani style red lentils over lacinato kale with pita For as quick and easy vegan dish it is hard to beat these fast-cooking red lentils. Here is the recipe – Afghani Dal 2 tsp. olive oil 1 finely chopped medium … Continue reading

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Red lentils with arugula and spinach. 12/28/20

Lentils are full of fiber and an inexpensive protein. Red lentils are actually coral colored and turn yellow when you cook them. Going with the theme from yesterday to vary colors, textures, and temperatures, this red lentil stew with its … Continue reading

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Masoor dal, rice mix, zucchini 11/25/20

Tomorrow is our big Thanksgiving feast for the three of us so we wanted something fairly light for dinner tonight. These red lentils cook up in 15 minutes and are flavored with ginger, onion, garlic, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne. A … Continue reading

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Red lentils, rice, and crispy kale. 10/13/20

The red lentil part of tonight’s dinner is also called Afghani dal. Here is the recipe for it. It is easy, quick cooking and tastes wonderful. Red lentils are actually coral colored and turn yellow when you cook them. You … Continue reading

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Red lentils and rice with broccoli. 9/1/20

Oh, it is so good to be home and cooking in my own kitchen and eating my own kind of food. Tonight’s dinner is a porridge-y mix of red lentils, ginger, onions, and garlic with lots of spices in a … Continue reading

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Red lentils with kale and mushrooms. 7/20/20

Red lentils are an excellent quick-cook dinner. Cooked along with onions, garlic, ginger and a spice mix of turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, the lentils are ready in about 15 minutes after you add either your vegetable or chicken … Continue reading

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Afghani dal, white rice, grilled cauliflower! 6/23/20

Make some white rice and cook Afghani dal. Sprinkle with an herb and add a dollop of yogurt. (Note: I use only .5 tablespoon of minced ginger, and cooking spray instead of olive oil.) Add a side of grilled cauliflower. … Continue reading

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Red lentils with brown rice. 6/5/20

I love this combination of red lentils, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices cooked together in a vegetable stock. I found the recipe on an Afghani site and tweaked it to make it my own. John sautéed the onions and spices … Continue reading

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Red lentils, brown rice, and zucchini. 4/17/20

Following up on last night’s vegetarian/vegan dinner, here is another main course that can be totally vegan or vegetarian depending on your enhancements. I used light butter with canola oil to round out the flavors but you could use olive … Continue reading

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