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Tasty Lentil Tacos

This is my first attempt to make Tacos, and I am glad I found this easy-breezy recipe here. The recipe uses chicken broth, which can be easily substituted by vegetable broth for vegetarians. Since I didn't have one in my pantry, therefore used water.
One thing which I liked about this recipe is that it is not too heavy on stomach. You don't feel bloated or gassy after having several of these. Also, this recipe comes handy when you really want to have tacos and there are no canned or soaked beans in your pantry...

Lentil Tacos

Ingredients [makes 8 tacos]
Onions, chopped - 2/3 cups
Red lentils, uncooked - 2/3 cups
Garlic clove - 1 nos
Cooking oil - 3/4 tsp
Vegetable broth - 1-2/3 cups
Chili powder - to taste
Ground cumin powder - 1-1/4 tsp
Dried oregano - 3/4 tsp
Salsa - 2/3 cups
Taco shells - 8
Shredded lettuce - 1 cup
Fresh tomato, chopped - 2/3 cup
Low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded - 1 cup
Fat free sour- cream or yogurt - 1/4 cup
Taco Shells

Method:
  1. Soak red lentils and keep aside
  2. In a pot heat oil and saute' ginger and onions until tender. Add soaked lentils, stir it well and add all the spices including dried oregano. Add vegetable broth or water and let it boil. Cover the pan and let it simmer for for 20-30 minutes until the lentils are tender. Uncover the pan, cook for another 5 minutes to slightly thicken the mixture. Mix salsa to the lentil mixture.
  3. Toast taco shells as per package instructions. Spoon 1/4 cup lentil mixture in each taco shell. Top it with 2 spoons of sour cream, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and some shredded cheese.
You can get Red Lentils in any Indian store or get at Amazon


    Comments

    Suhaina said…
    Looks so tempting. Very nice.
    Ms.Chitchat said…
    Nice recipe,very useful too. Thanks for sharing.
    looks beautiful... and nice pic too
    Priti said…
    Wonderful....and yummy..nice recipe dear
    Priya said…
    Omg, wat a tempting and droolworthy tacos, looks beautiful..
    Apu said…
    Nice change from the beans!!
    PranisKitchen said…
    tacos at home sounds delicious and yum..perfectly made yarr.really nice picture..well presented.yummy fillings
    Rachana said…
    Delicious Tacos! Looks so wonderful :)
    Deepti said…
    This luks amazing...which red lentils did u use in this recipe?
    Renu said…
    @ deepti
    I used the red split lentil beans [dhuli masoor daal]
    Chaitra said…
    tempting n mouth watering tacos...i m ready to taste....
    Do drop in sometime
    Sayali said…
    they look just amazing....make me hungry. Nice blog

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