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a bowl of rice topped with indian style lentils and pork
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Indian Style Lentils with Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin cut in small 1 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 2 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • parsley for garnish


  • In a dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Season pork pieces, with salt, pepper and chili powder. Add seasoned pork and sear the meat until it's brown. Remove meat from dutch oven and set aside.
  • Add remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil to dutch oven and heat. Add garam masala and cumin and stir. Add the onion, garlic, carrot and jalapeno pepper, stir well and cook until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add lentils, meat and vegetable broth to dutch oven and stir. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Cover and cook until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve over rice or plain.