I don’t cook with lentils often, but I do love them, especially lentil soup. I should cook with them more often because lentils have lots of health benefits and are full of proteins.
Benefits of lentils include:
- Cholesterol reduction
- Regulates your blood sugar levels
- Improves your digestion
- They include insoluble fiber which gives you the sensation of being full sooner therefore helping in weight loss
- Cancer prevention
- Cardiovascular disease prevention
Those are some great health benefits, and it should make us want to eat them more often. Anyway I don’t want to sound like I’m preaching, so I’ll stop here.
But I will tell you this. This lentil dish is super yummy, and oh so spicy! You know for a person that always says doesn’t like spicy food (me), I sure do make and eat a lot of spicy food lately. Could it be that I’m changing? Maybe!
This dish is full of flavor from all the wonderful ingredients I added and it has Indian flavors from the garam masala and cumin. So good. I served mine over rice, but I think it can be eaten plain as well and cut down on the carbs at the same time.