11 diciembre 2012

Lentils with coconut

Back home we usually made green peas with coconut, but I've had a lot of lentils and decided to make something a little bit different, this is how my lentils with coconut came out.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil 
  • 2 cups chopped onion 
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  •   3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 cup dried small lentils
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup light coconut milk 
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook until golden. Stir in ginger and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. 

Add broth, lentils, coconut milk and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until lentils are tender.