My mother would be so proud of me. Last week it was Kingsday here in Holland and the only thing I bhought there is a pressure cooker. 10 euro. Brand new. A pressure cooker. That thing that cooks food very quickly. It’s huge and looks kind of dangerous. It looks like it could explode. Above all it makes very annoying noises which let every heart of a Bosnian immigrant melt nostalgically. Every good Bosnian household has to have one. Including me now. Wahe guru!
I got it right on time for all the green stuff I wanted to cook this week. Stuff like mung beans, green lentils, string beans, you know. Stuff that needs lots of time cooking. With the pressure cooker I could cook bigger amounts of food and put it in the fridge for next days. It saves time = money. And energy (gas/electricity) =money. In the end your investment in a good pressure cooker will pay off definitely!
I share again an easy recipe with green lentils (du puy). I cook everything “od oka” about/around/approximately/something like… I hope you don’t mind. Measuring things freaks me out.
So you need “od oka”:
4 cups green lentils
1-2 sweet onion
2-3 cloves of garlic
2-4 cm of ginger
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
Let the lentils soak overnight.
In the morning, while you are enjoying your green smoothie meditation put the lentils to cook for 15-20 minutes in the pressure cooker. (about 30-40 minutes in a regular pan).
Extract the water and put your lentils in the fridge.
Go to work. And read more recipes secretly. Pretend like you’re working hard. Make faces like you are upset about a project.
When you come back home from your work cut the onion, garlic and the ginger into tiny little pieces.
Heat the pan with the coconut oil. Put the onion, garlic and ginger inside. Sauté.
Take your lentils out of the fridge. (You can use maybe only a part of it and tomorrow the other part! Time saving!)
Add them to your pan.
Put the spices inside.
Cover the pan.
Cook a minute longer.
It’s done. Garnish with fresh coriander.
Sat nam & prijatno!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!