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 🙂
- 1 cup Puy lentils (Soak for 4 hours or overnight, cook in a heavy based pot for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.)
- 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
- Turn on the oven at 180°.
- 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.
- Once the majadra is ready, add in the ghee and the chopped dill and mix gently.
- Meanwhile, fry the red onions in a pan with oil till golden. Add balsamic vinegar and continue to stir till well caramelised.
- 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.
- Serve the rice with caramelised onions on top.
- Yoghurt dill and cucumber dressing will compliment the dish.