Humble but great!

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A sizzling pot of lentils.

The 22nd of September, marks the beginning of autumn and this dish is a must for the season.

You’ ll need: 1 cup of lentils, 2 cloves of garlic, 5 dried bay leaves, 2 cups fresh tomato juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt, freshly groundd pepper according to your liking.

Fill a medium pot with water and boil the lentils for approx. 15 min. Drain and rinse under cold water. Return the lentils along with all the ingredients in the pot adding approx. 600ml of water. Bring to boil and reduce until there are little bubbles on the surface (as in the picture). Once the water has reduced which will be around 40min later, you can check the consistency and if it is to your liking you can remove the pot from the fire. If you feel like it’s too ‘liquid’ then you can let it simmer for a couple more minutes.

Enjoy a bowl of hot lentils with toasted village bread!

Efita

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