Apples, Walnuts, Grapes: Who knew? Derived from a great dish at "Panjshir" in Falls Church, Virginia.
If you feel sporty serve it with Curried Rice and Raita.
One large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
Three tablespoons olive oil
One 8 oz. can tomato sauce
One third cup red lentils
3/4 cup halved red grapes (one third cup prunes will work well too)
One third cup of chopped walnuts (soak them in warm water a few hours for best taste)
2 teaspoons Garam Masala ( most supermarkets have it)
Half teaspoon salt, ground black pepper
One tablespoon brown sugar
One and one half cups water
One pound cored and chopped apples, your favorite. I leave the skins on.
Saute the onion in the olive oil until light brown. This is important. Then add the garlic, saute a minute or so, Add the Masala, water, tomatoes, lentils, drained and rinsed walnuts, salt and pepper. Cook for a half hour, until the lentils are tender.
Add the apples, cook until they are almost apple sauce, about a half hour. Turn off the heat, add the grapes or prunes and brown sugar, stir, let sit for ten minutes, serve with cilantro or parsley.
Tom David Food Blog: Great vegetarian meals for two hungry people. Every one a winner.
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