• 1 lb lentils
  • 2-3 large onions
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 cups water


Sort the lentils and soak in tap water for 30 minutes.
Rinse in running water and drain.
Peal and finely chop the onions. peal and mash the garlic. Heat the oil in large pan and saute the onion until golden. Add tomato paste and paprika and mix. Add half the water and the garlic, ginger pepper and salt. Stir well and then add the rest of the water, stir again ,cover and bring to boil.
When the water boils, add the lentils , lower the flame and cook 20-30 minutes, until the lentils soften. Serve hot.

Serves: 4