Sunday, 07 August 2011 12:54

Curried Red Lentils & Millet: free of gluten/soy/sugar/oil

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I recently bought millet to cook with for the first time, and this dish was a perfect introduction. I love lentils and wanted to make something without gluten, soy, sugar, and oil - I succeeded. This easy and quick recipe has been adapted from The Way of Happy Woman.


  • 2 cups of water for cooking
  • 1/2 cup organic red lentils 
  • 1/2 cup organic millet 
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder 
  • optional: a pinch of sea salt (I used Pink Himalayan)
  • 1 inch organic ginger, finely grated
  • organic dulse
  • optional: garlic, onion, nutritional yeast, kombu
  1. Rinse the lentils and place them in a pot 
  2. Rinse the millet and add it to the lentils.
  3. Put 2 cups of water in the pot. 
  4. Add ginger, curry powder, salt (garlic, onion, and/or kombu if you're using them).
  5. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and summer for about 20 minutes or until the millet looks more translucent, the water is absorbed, and everything is tender. **Do not stir.**
  6. Let it all sit for 5 minutes. 
  7. Sprinkle on dulse (and nutritional yeast if desired)
When it was done the lentils were really soft and the millet was a little crunchy - great textures.
I didn't use garlic or onion and I have to say it was a little bland. It also would have been good with some steamed veggies (like kale, carrot, or broccoli), tamari, amino acids, or tahini.

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