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Hi Cjr!<br><br>
I remember a post from a while back where you posted a curried lentils recipe with coconut milk, IIRC. Would you mind posting it again, as it looked wonderful and I *think* I have everything to make it. Also, do you use sprouted lentils?<br><br>
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Hi- I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but I've adapted a curried lentil/veggie dish from Piglet's recipe that she posted here a long time ago. It's now a staple in our house- so very easy, quick,flexible and YUMMY!<br>
Here it is- hope you like it!<br><br><br>
2 cups red lentils, rinsed<br>
water<br>
2 Tbs brown sugar<br>
1 heaping Tbs curry paste (I always use Patak's mild, from the jar)<br>
chile/garlic paste to taste (I leave this out, since my young kids eat, but it would be yummy)<br>
1 can coconut milk (I use low-fat)<br>
salt to taste<br>
veggies of your choice (I usually use a frozen bag of mixed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, then some frozen peas, 1 small potato or sweet potato, and some fresh spinach or other greens)<br><br>
Boil lentils in water until desired consistency. (I think I usually start with about 4 c of water) This takes about 20 min. to get them mushy.<br><br>
Then add all other ingredients except the veggies. Stir well. Lentils will fall apart into a sauce consistency at this point.<br><br>
Then add veggies and cook until tender. (usually just about 10 mins)<br><br>
I serve it over brown basmati rice with some Patak's hot lime pickle/relish on the side. YUMMY!!!!<br><br>
(add more or less curry paste/brown sugar/chile paste as your tastbuds desire!)<br><br>
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Piglet first posted it. That's the recipe, but I never put vegies in it. What a great idea. I always made it creamy and covered brown rice or quinoa with it. Now, I need to get some coconut milk and make it again.
 

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Wado! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> That looks heavenly! I'm gonna try that tonight!
 

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Yes, the original recipe was Piglet's. Once I made it and liked it, I realized the lentils fall apart so much that it's really more like a sauce than lentils. So, I thought it would be perfect as a veggie curry and the lentil part would be more a sauce. I started throwing random veggies in, depending on what we had on hand and I've really liked it, as has my family! Even my coconut milk phobic dad LOVES this dish. (SHHHHHH -- we're not telling about the coconut milk- the can is buried wayyyyyyyyy down in the recycling!! :LOL )<br><br><br>
I love adding the hot lime pickle, too. It really makes it extra good, especially since I can't use the sambal oolek/chile garlic paste since my kids eat the dish too.<br><br>
Try it and let me know if you like it!<br><br>
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PS- dumb question- what does "wado!" mean???<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think I'm going to make this tonight, but I have never given it to the rest of the family. I may need to make two batches and leave out the currey past in one, unless I can find a mild one.
 

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re curry paste- Patak's brand is available in most grocery stores and has a mild and hot version of their curry paste. My boys are 2 and 4 y.o. and don't have any problem at all eating the mild version. They are used to a lot of 'spice' (garlic, ginger, strong flavors) but not *heat, esp. the 2 yo. I don't think it's hot at all. I would try it if I were you. Good luck!!<br><br>
Any other opinions?
 

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mama de dos, we don't cook with sambal oolek, but add it as a topping on the side or sometimes we use lingham's chile sauce for a milder chile on the side.
 

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Question - do you serve this a main dish or a side? If a side, what would you serve with it? Can't wait to try it!<br><br>
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Wado means thank you in Tsalagi, my native language.<br><br>
I am using Thai Kitchen curry paste and mixing it with red pepper paste to get it hotter, so the Thai Kitchen brand may be very mild for you.
 

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This is one of my favourite recipes................thank you Piglet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I now make it by starting out chopping and sauteeing an onion in a little ghee before adding the water and lentils.<br><br>
I serve it with chicken curry (I use the recipe on the back of the Patak's curry paste jar and use coconut milk instead of cream) and make a salad of tomatoes, red peppers, red onions, cucumbers, cilantro, and a tiny bit of olive oil and lemon juice. I serve it all with naan, papadums and/or basmati rice. the meat lovers go for the chicken with just a little of the lentils and I get to eat most of teh lentils with just a little bit of chicken. Everyone is happy!
 

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Oh- you're welcome/ de nada!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
From what country is Tsalagi?<br><br>
I serve this as a main dish (we're vegetarian) with rice and usually a salad of some sort. I like it w/the veggies b/c it's a one-pot meal for us. You get the protein from the lentils, the good-for-you veggies, the grain from the brown rice and some fat from the coconut milk. Yay! A tired/lazy/busy mom's dream! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I usually follow w/mango for dessert.<br><br>
I've also started it by sauteeing onion, garlic and ginger in oil before putting the lentils and water in, but lately have omitted that step and still love the dish.<br><br>
Glad so many people are trying it!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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What an awesome recipe. I may just have to make this for Dh's birthday tomorrow! Thanks so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I made a BIG pot last night. I only used a small amount of thai curry paste because the girls don't like heat. Even mild it's good. Unfortunately the girls didn't like it and dh said it was too mild tasting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Oh, well. DS loves it so I put some jars full in the freezer for him, some single serving sizes for me and dh and the girls can have pb next time. It's so hard to cook for this family.
 

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But what did you think of it, CJR? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I'm going to try it this week. Indian food is my pregnancy craving this time. -at least thats my excuse!<br><br>
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I love it. I have been making it for myself for over a year, but this was the first time I attempted to feed it to my family. I have a very picky family, but it's my fault. It has been a very long year of changes and every day gets better and better.
 
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