Lentils are one kind of proteins that my family loves to eat. I personally like to cook lentils in a variety of ways and try to be as creative as possible. This time while I was boiling green lentils some weird ideas cropped into my mind. I looked inside my refrigerator and found some fresh basil herbs eagerly waiting to be consumed 🙂
I decided to go with my idea and yet I wanted to cook this recipe to perfection in just one attempt (because my family was hungry and was waiting for their dinner) 🙂 . I quickly heated some olive oil in a nonstick sauce pan and added garlic, cumin seeds, bay leaf, dry red chilies and then came my secret ingredient….. lots and lots of fresh Basil herbs…… 🙂
Then, again I camouflaged lots of vegetables and few of them being zucchini and broccoli (these vegetable are usually difficult to feed my family) and cooked nicely. I was totally bowled over with the aroma of Basil Vegetable Lentil Curry.
But…. My test wasn’t over….. the real achievement was still waiting….. the thought was playing in my mind whether my family would eat this Basil Vegetable Lentil Curry…….
I served this curry over a bed of steamed rice and Whoa…. I won… they all ate happily with smiling faces. I couldn’t believe that even my 4 year old happily ate the lentil curry and said… mmmmmm…. Yoommyyy…… 🙂
SHHHH…. They still didn’t know what vegetable they ate but I make this recipe at least once every week while keeping the secret inside my tummy…. 🙂
Healthy family = happy mommy!!!!!! 🙂