Ginger lentils

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Lazy ginger is genius


This is really nice, and easy too using ginger this way.

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Ginger lentils
Ginger lentils
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:160
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th October 2012

An interesting accompaniment or side dish. Easy to make, especially if you've already made or bought some lazy ginger.


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Mise en place


  1. Add the lentils and rosemary sprig to a medium sized pan
  2. Cover with cold water
  3. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and sauté the ginger, garlic for 4 minutes.
  5. Add the spring onions and chilli (if using whole chillies) and sizzle for a few more minutes more.
  6. Stir in the lentils and chilli sauce (if using) and serve.

Serving suggestions

Serve garnished with lemon slices or a splash of lemon juice..


Use any variety of lentils, some may take longer to cook than others.

Chef's notes

Obviously fresh ginger would work just as well.

Peeling ginger

There is no need to peel ginger. As a result of attending a Thai cookery demo, we have learnt that peeling ginger is unnecessary unless for aesthetic purposes as the skin is high in fibre and full of flavour. However, do remove any bits that have become tough or woody.

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