Mjaddara, Biblical Lentil Dish

Biblical Lentil Dish – Mjaddara  مــجـــدَّرَه

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Ingredients for 4 people

 1 cup lentils
1 cup long grained rice or
1 cup of coarse Burghul*
4 cups water
500g onions
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon cumin*
1 tablespoon meat stock
Oil for frying

 Serve with:
3 tubs of yoghurt or
500g Tomatoes or
300g zaziki
*Available in Turkish shops

M e t h o d:

Wash the lentils and soak overnight in 4 cups of water, or two hours in warm water. Add salt, pepper, cumin and meat stock to the lentils and bring to the boil. After about ten minutes add the rice or the Burghul and stir well. Bring to the boil again with the lid closed, then allow to cook for twenty minutes at a low heat without stirring. Cut the onions into rings and fry them till they are crispy. Scatter them over the lentil dish and serve with yoghurt, tomato salad or zaziki

Jalil “the peace cook” hopes you enjoy your meal.

 2011-02.11KT-Halle- nein Papa, auch mit der Hand schmeckt es lecker