I constantly crave spicy food. I stock up my kitchen with myriads of peppers and other spices to add that extra touch of oh! to my food.
Yet there are times when just the right mix of ingredients yields a delicious result that needs no spices to ramp it up another notch! Something simple yet so delicious.
This recipe is concocted from different sources — friends and from tasting it in a Lebanese restaurant
2 cup of lentils
1 bunch of spinach (or swiss chard) chopped
1/2 turnip (or potato) cubed into small squared
1 tsp salt or as desired
1 small onion or 1/2 an onion chopped
2-3 cloves garlic minced
Touch of black pepper
1-2 tsp olive oil
Soak the lentils overnight. In a large pot saute onions and garlic in the oil until lightly brown. Toss in the spinach, and turnip and mix well. Add the lentils, salt and pepper along with 4-5 cups of water and lemon juice. My quick recipe calls for cooking this in a pressure cooker until the first whistle. Stop sooner if desired. If cooking in a pot cook in low flame until cooked to the desired consistency. Servings: 4-5.