Lentils are really a good school food armed with protein, vitamins and fiber. And I cook lentils with garlic, tomatoes, ground red chili which students are certain to love. I’m bold to say that this southwest lentils are great for kids’ growing up.


Southwest lentils


Ingredients:<serves for 6>

Green lentils 1/2 cup
Water 2 cups
Olive oil 3/4 teaspoon
Chopped onions 2 tablespoons
Minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon
Ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon
Ground red chile 3/4 teaspoon
Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
Diced tomatoes 1/3 cup
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons


1.Take out a saucepan, add lentils and water in
2.Boil lentils and water over high heat
3.Then turn into medium heat, and cook for about an hour until lentils are tender
4.Stir-fry onions and garlic with olive oil for 2 or 3 minutes, until they are translucent
5.Add ground cumin, chili powder and ground red chile
6.Add the mixture of step 5 into the well-cooked lentils
7.Add tomatoes and pinch of salt
8.Bring to a light boil. Turn the heat into low, simmer without a cover for 10 minutes
9.Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top of lentils