Since we are going headlong into soup season, I thought I would share this recipe for a quick-cooking supper, based on both my basic recipe for Indian curry dishes and on a soup that the Bun likes to get for lunch from one of the eateries near his office. It may not look like much, but this dish, with its combination of brown rice, brown lentils, and red lentils, qualifies as a complete protein. Where I am not exactly sure how the chemistry of this works, I do know that the combination of legumes and whole grains is not only good for you, it is delicious. With the heat of the chilies and the depth of the curry powder, this stew will warm your belly and your soul, which is much needed in the forthcoming cold months.
Curried Lentil and Rice Stew
If there is interest, I might start a “Meatless Mondays” regular post. I read recently that this concept started during wartime, to save on resources and ease the pain of the pocketbook. Seems like a good idea to me, and I love the challenge of creating a satisfying meal that does not focus on meat.