Salad with Beluga Lentil
Beluga lentil is perfect for salads because it's not so soft and mushy like yellow or red lentils.
2 cups Beluga lentil
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. cumin seeds
1 red onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, mashed
3 green chilis
1 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
Wash the Beluga lentil under running water. Put in a saucepan and add water to cover it and 2 fingers on top. Turn on the heat on high until start boiling.
Add salt to taste and turmeric. Reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer until softened.
Put olive oil, cumin and green chillis in a frying pan. Fry for 2-3 min. Add the onion. Fry until golden brown. Add the garlic. Fry for another 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.
When the Beluga lentil is completely cooked through, add it to the frying pan. Stir.
Serve it chilled like a salad. Add parsley, cherry tomatoes, green chilis and red onion for decoration.