Recipe by Lori Ross
Quick and easy microwave dish that can also be made on the stove top. Serve with lamb, chicken or seafood curry.
½ cup dried lentils (red are nice but any color will do)
1 1/2 cups water
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2” pieces
½ cup chopped onion
¼ cup raisins
2 Tbsps butter
¾ tsp curry powder
½ tsp fennel seed (optional)
2 Tbsps of orange juice or other sweet fruit juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine lentils and ½ cup water in microwave-safe casserole – cook covered at full power 5 minutes (if you don’t have a carousel, rotate)
Stir in carrots and another ½ cup water and cover; cook for 5 minutes
Stir in remaining ½ cup water and all other ingredients, cook 5 minutes
Variation: on the stove top, cook lentils for 10 minutes, then add carrots and cook another10 minutes, add seasoning and cook until carrots and lentils are tender.