Ingredients: (serves 5)
200g of black lentils (washed)
3 tablespoons of oil
1 large onion (chopped)
3 ripe tomatoes (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon ginger/garlic mixture
Thyme, chopped parsley
Boil lentils in pressure cooker with salt and about 3/4 litre of water until cooked. Remove from heat.
Heat oil in a pan. Put in onion and fry until transparent.
Add tomatoes, ginger/garlic mixture, thyme and chopped parsley and cook till a thick gravy is obtained.
Poor the gravy over the lentils. Stir to mix, check seasoning.
Allow to simmer for a few minutes more.
Serve hot with rice and rougaille.
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.