Mshosh of lentils - a delicious dish for breakfast. Mshosh can be spread on bread, as a paste, as well as it can be served as a cold appetizer. And if it is warm, you can submit as a garnish for hot meat dishes. Mshosh lentil - lean and healthy dish that is prepared based on lentils, so the body will receive the necessary proteins, which lacks the absence of meat in the diet.
Ingredients for lentil mshosha:
- lentil 1.5 cups
- Dried apricots 1/2 cup
- Walnuts peeled 1/2 cup
- Bulb onions 1 medium onion
- Vegetable oil 1-2 tbsp. spoons
- Parsley 1 small bunch
- Pepper black ground taste
- Salt taste
Colander or sieve
Wooden spoon or table
Preparation mshosha of lentils:
Step 1: take the red or white lentils.
There are different types of lentils. To prepare mshosh better to take the red or white lentils. Variety not only determines the taste of the product, but the preferred methods of preparation, which is especially important to know who want to experiment with lentils in the home menu.
Step 2: Prepare the lentils for cooking.
Take lentils, pour it in a dish and iterate. Once you have touched her, and pour into a colander or sieve it must be rinsed under cold running water. Then spread it into the pan and pour two cups of cold water. Then immediately put the lentils on a slow fire and boil it until tender 30-40 minutes, occasionally stirring with a wooden spoon or the dining room, so that it is not burnt. Before the end of cooking, for about five minutes until cooked, add salt should be. After the end of cooking remove from the heat, do not drain the water.
Step 3: take dried apricots.
Take the dried apricots, pour it into a colander or strainer and wash under running cold water. Then lay out in a bowl and Uberall aside. To select a good, not treated "harmful chemistry" dried apricots refer to the ancient wise rule "All is not gold that glitters!". Pay attention to her appearance. It must be elastic and slightly harsh, matte ashen hue - that way the dried fruit gets when properly dried. Vibiraya apricots, look at the unprepossessing grayish, pale - yellow fruits or the fruits of dark brown color - you have a chance, that they are not treated with chemicals. Pale - orange, yellowish, it may still be, because it contains a lot of carotene.
Step 4: take the walnuts.
For the preparation of lentils mshosh we took peeled walnuts. They must pound in a mortar, or chop finely with a knife. Then pour into a bowl and put aside. Nuclei treated nuts have to be full-bodied and undamaged. Wrinkled and dull, they probably lost their useful qualities. If there is an opportunity to try a nut, before you buy it, try it. Spoiled it will give an unpleasant bitter taste. About fruit freshness says a brown or golden color and a natural, pleasant aroma.
Step 5: take onions.
Onions clean, rinse thoroughly and chop with a knife. After that, pour chopped onion in a pan with hot oil and fry it until transparency is constantly stirring with a wooden spoon or the dining room.
Step 6: take a bunch of parsley.
When buying parsley should pay attention to her appearance. The main criterion for evaluating the acquired parsley - it's freshness. It is proved that the cut green to 70% of vitamins, in particular ascorbic acid destroyed within an hour of collection. Take parsley and carefully wash, shake off water and finely chop.
Step 7: mix the ingredients.
In a saucepan with boiled lentils add chopped nuts, dried apricots and chopped onions. Cook over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon or a dining room for 10 - 15 minutes. Then the dish is ready!
Step 8: Post mshosh lentil.
Mshosh put on a platter, sprinkle with black pepper and chopped parsley. Mshosh of lentils can be submitted in both cold and hot.
Tips to the recipe:
- - Mshosh is better to cook from red or white lentils.
- - To give the dish a pleasant acidity in mshosh of lentils instead of apricots, you can
- Add the prunes or dried dogwood.
- - Mshosh of lentils can be submitted as a separate dish, as it
- Perfectly suited to rice.