Long have I been intimidated by cooking Indian food, which is a real shame since I have a very special place in my heart for it.
A few years ago, I spent a summer in Kuwait working at a local university. I spent a lot of time in Kuwait trying to find good vegetarian food. You can only eat so much hummus and falafel (my go to) before you get a little burned out, you know?
Anyway, one of my supervisors at the university is Punjabi and would always bring me THE BEST homemade Indian food. When I got back to the States, I tried my very best to recreate her Chana Masala and a few other favorites, never to any resounding success.
As it turns out, I’m easily overwhelmed by dishes that call for more than 5 spices.
So pretty much all Indian food ever.
But these 30-minute Spicy Indian Lentils are so simple, easy, and delicious that I think I might have just rounded the corner on the whole home-cooked Indian food abstinence thing….