French Green Lentils with Onion, Garlic and Turmeric

“These lentils have a light delicate flavor and are very versatile. This creation uses Turmeric which gives the dish a light buttery, Indian flavor. I added caramelized onion, garlic and a little cumin and garam masala to give it a bit more Indian flair and make it a great stand alone dish. I serve it with sour cream (or soy cream to keep it Vegan) and a few sprigs of cilantro.”

French Green Lentils with Onion, Garlic and TumericIngredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Walla Walla onions, chopped
  • 2 cups French Green Lentils
  • 8 cups Mushroom or Vegetable Broth
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large carrots or 6 small, diced small
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup bulgar wheat
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumim
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. In a medium dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot heat the olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium low for 7-10 minutes or until onions are very tender and slightly browned.
  2. Add the lentils, briefly stir then add the broth. Heat to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  3. Add the carrot, bulgar wheat, ginger, garlic and the rest of the spices. Add the salt in increments to taste; you may use more or less. Return to simmer and cook until carrots are tender and bulgar wheat is absorbed and soft.
  4. Serve with soy cream (if vegan) or sour cream or plain yogurt (for vegetarian), chopped green onion and cilantro.

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Categories: Beans & Lentils, Vegan


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2 Comments on “French Green Lentils with Onion, Garlic and Turmeric”

  1. A Tablespoon of Liz
    November 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    This looks so good! I rarely eat lentils, but I definitly want to try this out!

  2. November 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I’m definitely going to try this, thanks!

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