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Garlic Infused Red Lentils

Serves: 4 Ingredients  1 cup red lentils, rinsed once in cold running water and set aside Seasoning: 2 Tablespoons ghee/clarified butter 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 1/2 peeled chopped garlic 1 jalapeno, seeds and vein removed, and diced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 cup Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish Instructions  Once the lentils are rinsed, soak in 2 cups water for one hour. In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, melt ghee. When the ghee has melted, add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. Add garlic and jalapeno, and saute for a minute. Add turmeric, saute for 30 seconds, and then add tomatoes. Add lentils along with the water in which...

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Ginger & Garlic

Fresh ginger and fresh garlic are used a lot in Indian cooking, especially when cooking with meat. A lot of us find it time consuming to chop ginger and garlic for our cooking. Here are a few time saver techniques:   GINGERGinger can be used with the skin-on, so no need to chop off the skin, just rinse and its ready to use. I use a cheese grater or a box grater to grate ginger directly into the pot while cooking, it saves me time and effort. If you insist on peeling the skin out of ginger, then use the back of a spoon to scrape off the skin, do not use a knife. Using a knife will take out...

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