Lentils are great. You can do crazy, fancy and elaborate things to them or just plain simple like adding them to miso soup. They are great at absorbing flavors and at the same time hold on to their own distinctive flavor. They are cheap, healthy and delicious.
Here’s a quick way to eat lentils. Saute diced garlic and onion with lentils in some olive oil. Add enough liquid (water or stock) so that there’s about half an inch between the lentils and the top of the liquid. Bring to a boil and simmer till lentils are done. Add tomato paste, ketchup, salt and pepper to taste. Serve an egg (fried, poached, hard boiled) with the lentils.
Here are few more ways you can cook lentils.
Lentils, Beans and Pork Cracklings over Toast
Pork Belly Stew with Lentils and Kale
Lentils with Pasta
And then there’s always the reliable lentil soup or if you some have some spices laying around, try making daal.