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Syrian Noodles with Lentils

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Category: Pasta, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 ts Roasted cumin seeds, ground
  • 1 ts Roasted coriander, ground
  • 2 sm Cayenne peppers
  • 2 c Lentils, washed
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 7 c Water
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 oz Broken vermicelli


Heat oil in a large casserole. Saute onion & garlic until the onion is
tender. Add cumin & coriander. Saute for another minute over medium heat.

Add cayenne pepper, lentils, bay leaf & water. Bring to a boil. Add salt &
pepper to taste, cover, reduce heat & simmer for 45 minutes. Simmer only
until the lentils are just tender. Adjust seasonings.

Just before serving, bring back to a simmer & add the noodles. Cook until
al dente, about 4 to 10 minutes. Serve at once in bowls.

In place of vermicelli, use wholewheat spaghetti noodles or macaroni.

Martha Rose Shulman, "Spicy Vegetarian Feasts"

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