Curried Lentil Pate Recipe

Step 1

Heat vegetable or peanut oil in heavy bottomed saucepan or soup pot and add onion, garlic and spices and saute gently until onion is tender, adding more oil if necessary

Step 2

Add lentils and water, bring to boil, add salt, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Add more liquid if necessary. Remove from heat and drain.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 400F.

Step 4

Puree lentils in blender or food processor with remaining ingredients. Adjust seasonings and pour into a buttered pate terrine or casserole. Cover and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool and refrigerate, or serve warm. This can be frozen.

Makes 6 servings.

Things You'll Need

  • 2tb Safflower or peanut oil
  • 1md Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced or put
  • -through press
  • 2ts Curry powder
  • 1/4ts Turmeric
  • 1/4ts Chili powder
  • 1/2ts Cumin seeds
  • 1c Dried lentils, washed and
  • -picked over
  • 2 To 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1ts Sea salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4c Milk
  • 1/4ts Ground ginger OR 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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