Is it a struggle for you to find the time to shop for food? Despite listening to the best podcasts of the universe, you still feel insurmountable exhaustion as you drag around your cart in a supermarket at 8 pm after work? Well yes, this is me, too.
But fear not! You do not have to throw all your commitment to healhty eating out the window. Actually, there are some canned foods with which you can create a healthy (and utterly delicious) meal. All you need is some canned diced tomatoes, a pack of dry red lentils, some garlic and ginger, and a bunch of spices you most likely have at home anyway.
No oven and no hour needed. (Although, if you feel fancy, or want to impress someone, make some naan alongside.)
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- 2 tablespoon olive oil substitute with coconut oil
- 1 small onion
- 3 cm fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch dried chili flakes use more if you are brave
- 1 cup dried red lentils
- 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
- 2-3 dl water
- 1 handful fresh mint for garnish
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Dice the onion finely.
- Cook the onion in the pan for about 10 minutes, until translucent. Salt generously. In the meantime, Chop the garlic and ginger finely.
- Add the garlic and ginger to the onion, and cook for another minute.
- Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon and chilli to the pan. Add the dried red lentils too, and stir well.
- Add the tomatoes and the water to the pan. Stir again, then cover and adjust the heat to minimum. Cook for about 20 minutes, and check sometimes if more water is needed.
- Serve with finely chopped fresh mint (and some naan bread if you fancy).