This is a healthy recipe for this time of the year. I love lentils and they are great for your health. I hope you enjoy this recipe. This is my mom's recipe, except in this recipe, I am not using any oil.
1 cup brown lentils
2 bay leaves
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, OR as desired
2 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground garam masala
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 chopped cilantro
Wash lentils under cold running water, drain.
Soak lentils in two cups water, set aside for an hour.
After an hour, in a 3 qt sauce pan over medium heat, boil two cups water.
When the water has come to a boil, add all the ingredients except cilantro. Stir.
Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes. Stir once every 10 minutes.
Lentils should be cooked by now. If a lot of water has evaporated, then feel free to add half a cup of water.
Garnish with cilantro. Lentils are ready to be served.