The ease and quickness of this recipe is perfect for our busy lifestyle. I honestly had no idea that you could even make lentils this flavorful with very few ingredients. But it is really easy! Feel free to add in some fun additions like your choice of roasted veggies, fritters or vegan meat alternatives, They are all great.
Boil salted water. Pour in your lentils. Cover with lid and let cook for about 30 minutes or until lentils are thoroughly cooked. This is what makes this recipe special. We are just cooking the lentils with salt and really bring out the flavor of just the lentils. It really is flavorful on its own.
Cut the veggies into bite sized pieces and sear in a hot cast iron pan with hefty amounts of alive oil.
Turning them once in awhile to evenly distribute the cooking. Searing produces a reaction called maillard and results into more flavor.
Deglaze with Mirin, let the acid evaporate and you'll see that the liquid will become syrup like. Then finish cooking by broiling it in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Give fully cooked lentils a good mix, adjust your seasoning and take the Vegetables out of the oven and set it on top of the lentils, drizzle with olive oil and coconut milk. Garnish with chopped herb and voila!