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Lentils With Spinach

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4
Lentils With Spinach
1

Rinse the lentils thoroughly and soak them in 1 1/3 cups of water, covered, for about 1 hour. (They will probably absorb all the water.) Transfer the lentils and any remaining water to a heavy-bottomed pot. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the lentils are soft but not mashed, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover the pot.

2

While the lentils cook, heat the oil in another heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the onion and cook until it turns light brown, about 10 minutes. Add the tomato and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Drain the lentils and add them along with the spinach and chile. Add the salt. Stir and cook for 2 minutes on medium-high heat. Serve hot, garnished with the ginger.

Yellow lentils are sold at Indian markets.

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