Lentil Pilaf

A meal should ideally contain carbohydrates, protein and fat. The carbohydrates will help to reduce the appetite quickest and protein will keep you full for much longer.  Lentils are great for this purpose as it will accomplish the role of having a large amount of protein and non-processed carbohydrates. So, this is a take on the classic Indian Pilaf dish. It is full of lentils instead of a chalk full of rice so it can not only leave you full for a long period of time but also satisfied.

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Lentil Pilaf
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Saute the cubed tofu in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil until brown. Place it to side and caramelize the diced onions. Add the diced garlic to it and finish caramelizing this. Add the bag of frozen vegetables to this mixture and let it cook.
  2. Create some room on the side of the pan and add 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once the oil has heated up, add the cumin powder, and curry powder. Let this cook for 10 seconds. Then, mix everything together. Add the cayenne pepper to this. Season with salt for desired taste.
  3. Add a cup of cooked lentils and the browned tofu to the mixture. Top this off with lime and you are ready to eat!

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