lentils

July 10, 2018
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Ingredients:

3 big onions, finely chopped (preferably in a food processor if not its fine but they have to be very fine)
2 cups small lentils عدس احمر
1.5 cups coarse whole wheat bulgur (برغل اسمر خشن)
Salt, black pepper and cumin to taste
1/3 cup good quality olive oil

Preparation:

Heat a wide pan, when its hot add the olive oil and onions and salt , cover and stir frequently
Leave till 1/2 of the onions blacken (half burned literally coz thats what give the Mjadara its brown color)
Add the washed, drained lentils and stir to combine with onions
Add cumin and black pepper
Add water 3 cm above the lentils
When the water boils, decrease the heat, cover and simmer till the lentils are well cooked
Wash and drain the bulgur
Add to the pan, stir, cover for 10-15 mn till the bulgur softens!
Serve with salad/yogurt/a mix of fresh vegetables, olives and makdous


July 9, 2018
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Ingredients:

1 cup cooked lentils
1/2 cup halved cherry tomato
1/2 cup diced cucumbers
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
A handful of chopped parsley
2 TBS crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 an avocado, diced

Combine everything in a bowl
Dress with 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, some lemon juice and black pepper


July 8, 2018
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Ingredients:

1 big onion, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 bunch sele2 (stems cut 5-7 cm from bottom, the rest left, cut diagonally into 3 cm thickness) washed well and drained
1/2-3/4 cup broad lentils
Juice of 2-3 lemons

Preparation:

Heat a pan, add olive oil, onions and salt
Stir till golden yellow
Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds
Add lentils and stir
Add sele2 and black pepper and stir
Cover and stir occasionally till their size decreases by 25%
Add water to cover ingredients
When water boils cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes
Add juice of 2 lemons just before turning off the heat


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