I just found this! I wrote this about 4 years ago and somehow it never got posted! So I’m going to post it now! I do remember having these, actually! But now to make them again! Also the photo is actually from some lentil soup I made last night! I couldn’t find the original photo. So if you make it, it won’t look exactly like this!
This evening I was late starting dinner and even then I had no idea what I was going to make. I was feeling very uninspired. I found some sausages in the freezer that I pulled out and had some potatoes in the closet that I cut up into wedges and broiled… but what else to have. That was definitely not going to be enough for my famished boys. I had some salad ingredients, but we are having friends over for a salad bar on Wednesday and I kinda need it for that. Hmmmm
Looking through the closet I was trying to find something that was quick and easy. Hmmm… real foods that are quick and easy. That doesn’t seem to go together very often, more like never! Sometimes I think about wanting to go back to the old way of eating because it’s so much easier and I wouldn’t be living in the kitchen. then I think about it and I could never do it, knowing what I know now.
But that doesn’t help me with getting dinner on the table. I found a jar of lentils in the back of the pantry. They were small red lentils and those usually seem to cook pretty quickly. So I mixed a little of this and a little of that together and I thought it was a great sub for baked beans! It definitely wasn’t baked beans, nor did it taste like anything BBQ, but they were yummy and the flavors mixed well with the sausages we had!
I think this may be a new go-to filler side dish! We all really liked them, even 10 month old Xanthie! I was pleasantly surprised she liked the strong and spicey flavor of curry! She is a true child of this family; up for eating just about anything!
Check it out!
- 1 ½ cups red lentils
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 TBSP curry powder
- Mix all the ingredients together
- Bring to a rolling boil.
- Stir frequently.
- Keep on high to cook them quickly, or turn down low to continue cooking.
- Cook until most of the broth is adsorbed, lentils are soft and broken down.
Serve warm and enjoy! Serves 6 as a side dish.
I’d love to get some ratings! Let me know what you think. I’m especially interested in kid votes! I will say it’s a bit spicy. If you don’t like a strong curry then I’d half the curry powder. Mmmm… makes my mouth water even though we’ve eaten dinner, cleaned up and I’m no where near hungry!