Lentils with Caramelized Onions

Mujaddara (moo-jud-dar-ra)

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

Lentils are wonderful disc-shaped pulses that have a mild earthy flavor and are high in fiber and protein. The caramelized onions enhance the rich texture and color of the pureed lentils. This dish is served at room temperature, making it ideal for picnics, an afternoon snack with warm pita bread, or even at the office for lunch.


For the Lentils

  • 8 ounces brown lentils (about cups)
  • 1 teaspoon and


Prepare Ahead

You can prepare this dish up to 3 days in advance. Refrigerate. Serve as directed.