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1 cup red lentils, picked over
3 cups water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped
fresh coriander toasted pita triangles or tortilla chips if desired

In a large bowl wash lentils in several changes cold water until
water runs clear and drain in a sieve. In a saucepan combine lentils,
water, cumin, chili powder, and salt and boil lentils, whisking
frequently, until smooth, about 35 minutes.

While lentils are boiling, in a large skillet cook onion in oil
over moderate heat, stirring, until it begins to turn golden. Add
garlic and cook mixture, stirring, 5 minutes. Add lentil puree,
lime juice, coriander, and salt and pepper to taste and combine

Serve as a dip with pita triangles or as a side dish with meat,
poultry, or fish. Makes about 2 cups.


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Better than refried beans!, November 21, 2006 - 06:56 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Mount Vernon, WA USA
This recipe is so good. I don't think i'll ever go back to refried beans again. I will say it was a tiny bit dry for my liking but add a little water and I was good. This recipe was easy to make. I altered it a little bit. I used peanut oil instead of olive, already minced garlic, lemon juice instead of lime, and ground coriander that wasn't fresh. I will say it's not that visually appealing but it makes up for it in taste. Instead of whisking the lentils until they are smooth, use a hand mixer.

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