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Have you ever wondered what fuels frustrated molotov throwing anarchists? Probably not, but in Greece you can be sure that at some point lentils fuel their inner fire. At the Anarchist Kitchen (which by the way does not openly promote the use of violence) we have cooked lentils in many forms, combined with many flavours. Personally I like this one. It is fresh and satisfying, comforting enough for a cold winter’s day yet lively enough to be served as a mid summer’s lunch. Flavoured with cumin and coriander, this dish is always an anarchist favourite!
What you need:
  • 1 1/2 cups lentils
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 cans chopped tomato
  • 2 small red peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 5-6 button mushrooms, chopped
  • Olive oil as needed
  • Water as needed
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • Wine vinegar or lemon juice  (optional for serving)
How it’s done:
  • In a little olive oil sweat the onions and garlic until translucent.
  • Add the peppers, mushrooms and the spices and cook for a few minutes until you can really smell the cumin.
  • Add the lentils and tomatoes, topping up with water if needed.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45 mins, again topping up with a little water as needed.
  • To serve, spoon into a deep bowl, add a squirt of vinegar or lemon and tuck in!

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