First wash the spinach. Make sure you wash it well and cut out any damaged leaves. Sometimes these leaves might have bugs on them which is why you need to wash it well.
Wash the red lentils until the the cloudy residue is no longer there. Red lentils are very high in protein, inexpensive and very tasty. It is the tastiest lentil you can buy.
Assemble all the ingredients. Don't forget the Ceylon Cinnamon stick which has high levels of Manganese that helps control your blood sugar levels and promotes bone health and cartilage development.
Add a tablespoon of Olive oil and Black Mustard seeds into a pan and heat on medium until the mustard seeds start to pop. About 5 minutes. Black Mustard seeds protect against gastrointestinal cancer.
Add the Ceylon Cinnamon stick, onions, garlic, turmeric and curry powder. The ingredients in this recipe have been reduced from the traditional recipe to make it light yet tasty.
Sauté the onions and spices for about seven minutes on medium heat. Only mild full flavor Ceylon Cinnamon works for this recipe. Cassia Cinnamon is too harsh and will overpower this recipe.
Add the lentil, 3 cups of water and chopped tomato and cook for about 20 minutes. Add salt to taste after 20 minutes. The lentils should be cooked into a soft consistency. Add more water if necessary.
Add chopped Spinach and cook for another 10 minutes. Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods with Vitamin K, Manganese and folate you need in 1 cup. Plus fiber, protein and calcium.
Normally you would add 1/2 cup of Coconut milk to make this dish absolutely fantastic, but we wanted to avoid the high saturated fat in coconut milk and keep it healthy.
This version added 1/2 cup of coconut milk. See how creamy it is? Served with rice and some stir fried beef it is fantastic. Can you find better recipe that packs so much protein and health?
- 1 cup Red Lentils
- 1 tbs. crushed garlic
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- 1/4 tsp. black mustard seeds
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 chopped tomato
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 1 Ceylon Cinnamon stick
- 1 lbs spinach
- 1 tbs. olive oil