Majadra & Caramelised Onions

Majadra is a typical Middle-Eastern dish that is usually made up of lentils, rice and caramelised onions. It’s the perfect comfort food! An easy, mid-week dish to rustle up in no time. Grab a spoon and sit back and watch some NetFlix with this one 🙂

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Puy lentils (Soak for 4 hours or overnight, cook in a heavy based pot for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.)
  • Thyme
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil / ghee
  • 2 cups basmati rice (washed well)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Half cup of Dill , chopped fine
  • 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp spoon of coconut sugar
  • 2 large red onions, halved and sliced fine

Method

  1. Turn on the oven at 180°.
  2. In a sauce pan place the washed basmati + 1 cup of cooked lentil and water bring to the boil, then reduce to low flame and cook for about 10-12 minutes with a lid on.
  3. Once the majadra is ready, add in the ghee and the chopped dill and mix gently.
  4. Meanwhile, fry the red onions in a pan with oil till golden. Add balsamic vinegar and continue to stir till well caramelised.
  5. Place the cashews on a baking tray. Toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can burn easily.
  6. Serve the rice with caramelised onions on top.
  7. Yoghurt dill and cucumber dressing will compliment the dish.

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