Lentilicious Crunchies—Snack for 2

“Lentilicious Crunchies” is an Indian-inspired snack featuring protein-rich lentils. These bite-sized treats are baked until crispy, offering a satisfying crunch. Their robust flavor, derived from traditional Indian spices, makes them a delightful and nutritious alternative to conventional snack options. Enjoy them anytime for a healthy, flavorful boost.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 1 cup lentils, dry
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Rinse 1 cup of lentils under cold water using a colander
  2. Place the rinsed lentils into a large pot
  3. Add 2 cups of water to the pot with lentils
  4. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat
  5. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender
  6. While the lentils are cooking, finely chop 1/4 cup of onion and 2 green chilies using a chopping board and knife Also mince 2 cloves of garlic and grate 1 tbsp of ginger using a grater
  7. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat
  8. Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds to the heated oil and let them crackle for about 30 seconds
  9. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chilies to the pan Stir well with a stirring spoon and sauté until onions become translucent
  10. Add cooked lentils (drained if necessary) to the frying pan with onions and spices Mix well with stirring spoon
  11. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder to the pan Stir well to combine all ingredients evenly Cook for another two minutes on low heat while stirring occasionally
  12. Turn off the heat Add salt to taste along with chopped coriander leaves (about 1/4 cup) and mix well again using stirring spoon
  13. Finally add in 1 tbsp lemon juice into mixture in frying pan Stir one last time ensuring all ingredients are evenly distributed
  14. Let Lentilicious Crunchies cool down before serving as snack’

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Beti’s Reflections

On one of my culinary adventures, I stumbled upon a delightful Indian Lentil Recipe that instantly became a favorite. It was during a vibrant street food festival in Mumbai, where the air was filled with the tantalizing aroma of spices and the sizzle of cooking. Amidst the myriad of flavors, one snack stood out – Lentilicious Crunchies. This Spicy Lentil Snack was so irresistible that I knew I had to share it with my readers on TheKitchen.ai.

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Easy Lentilicious Crunchies, a Healthy Indian Snack perfect for two. This recipe is not only delicious but also packed with protein-rich lentils, making it an excellent choice for those seeking nutritious snack options. However, do note that this recipe contains spices and lentils which may not be suitable for those with specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

The magic of this Homemade Lentil Crunchies lies in its ingredients – 1 cup lentils and traditional Indian spices like 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp cumin seeds that lend an earthy flavor; 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 2 finely chopped green chilies for that spicy kick; 1/2 tsp garam masala powder adding depth; and a splash of lemon juice for a tangy twist. The addition of finely chopped onions, minced garlic cloves, and grated ginger infuses an aromatic essence into these crunchies while olive oil gives them their crisp texture.

Making these Spicy Lentil Crunchies is as easy as pie! Start by rinsing your lentils under cold water before simmering them until tender – this is your first step towards creating your Easy Indian Lentil Recipe! While your lentils are bubbling away, chop up your onions and green chilies then mince your garlic cloves and grate some ginger. Heat up some olive oil in a frying pan, crackle your cumin seeds, and sauté your chopped ingredients until the onions turn translucent. Add in your cooked lentils and sprinkle in your spices, stirring well to ensure all the flavors meld together. A dash of salt, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, and a squeeze of lemon juice later, you’ve got yourself some Healthy Lentilicious Crunchies!

And there you have it – a simple yet flavorful Indian Cuisine Lentil Dish that’s perfect for snacking or as an accompaniment to your main meal. These Lentilicious Crunchies are not just a treat for the taste buds but also a great way to incorporate lentils into your diet. So next time you’re looking for a Healthy Snack Recipe with Lentils or want to try out some Easy Indian Cooking, remember these delightful crunchies. Enjoy the crunch and savor the flavors!

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