Monday, April 30, 2007

Heidi's Ethnic Dish

My mom told me about this dish and I thought I would try it. It came out really good. Enjoy!
Indian Lentil Pilaf

1 cup brown lentils
2 TBS oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 large carrots, diced
1 cup basmati rice
3 cloves garlic
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 tsp. garam masala
1 14.5 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
Bring lentils and 4 cups water to a boil in a large
pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes or until
lentils are firm-tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup
cooking water and transfer to bowl.
Wipe out pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion
in oil 4 minutes or until just golden. Add carrots
and rice, cook 3 minutes or until rice is toasted and
fragrant, stirring constantly. Add garlic, ginger, and
garam masala, and cook 1 minute more.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, reserved lentil water and
lentils, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to
low, and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed
and rice is tender. Remove from heat and let stand 5
minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Let's Get Started

Who: Michelle, Heidi, Jenn, Karen and Kath (a.k.a The Baking Buddies)
What: Have adventures in Baking (and cooking)
When: At least once a month but sometimes more then that.
Where: In our own homes and every once in a while together
Why: To have a reason (not that we all need one) to bake/cook

Hello All,

My name is Michelle and I love to bake. My sister (Heidi) and I a few years ago started to create a cookbook together. We thought it would be fun to try out new recipes and if we liked them put them in a cookbook.
I think we were telling Karen about this and she suggested that all of us start one together. Us being who we all are got very excited about this and got organized really fast. We came up with a great system; each month would have a different theme. This way we don't end up with have a cookbook made up of a million chocolate or cheesecake recipes.

I have created this blog to keep track of our adventures in this really fun project.



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