Lentils in Butter

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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  • 375 g (12 oz) brown lentils
  • 1 onion, finely chopped


Clean and wash the lentils, and soak them in cold water for a few hours if possible. Drain well.

In a large saucepan fry the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons hot butter until the onion is soft and golden. Add the lentils and stir with the butter in the pan for a minute or two. Pour in about