1/2 cup dried green lentils
2 cups water
3 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 red onion, chopped
1 small cauliflower cut into medium florets
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp coriander, ground
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chile powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 green chile, minced
2 Tbs water
2 Tbs chopped cilantro

4. Raise the heat to medium. Add the cauliflower. Stir to coat each floret in the spice mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the pot. Mix well then bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let the cauliflower steam for about 10 minutes, just until tender. 


1. Pick through the green lentils for any debris then rinse in cold water.

2. Fill pan with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the beans and reduce the heat to low. Let the lentils simmer for approximately 15 mins or until they are tender. Drain and set aside.

3. In a pot on medium-low heat, fry the mustard seeds and cumin seeds together in the oil until the mustard seeds start to pop. Add the onion and fry, about 5 minutes, until it begins to turn translucent. Reduce the heat to low add the powdered spices and salt. Fry for a minute to allow the aroma to rise. Add the garlic and green chile. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Stir in the cooked green lentils then cook for another minute or two to warm the dish thoroughly. Add more salt as desired. Garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Cauliflower and Green Lentil Masala [Indian fusion Recipe]

Cauliflower and Green Lentil Masala is a tasty Indian fusion recipe that combines delicate spices, tender cauliflower with green lentils for an easy vegetarian dish.