This is a very simple and tasty recipe. The fundamental recipe: lentils, spinach, yoghurt and spices is easy to vary and change according to taste.
2 tbsp of oil Spices/Seasoning to season according to taste (don't be too conservative)
1 cup of lentils (I used regular brown, although red or lentils de puy would do excellent)
2 1/2 cup of water
10 oz of frozen, chopped spinach
1 onion, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves
2 tbsp of grated ginger
4 tbsp of yogurt
1 bullion cube
1 bay leaf
Dried herbs (basil, thyme...)
Start with sauteeing the onions in some neutural oil (such as canola oil or penut oil). Add the garlic, bay leaf and washed lentils and let simmer for a few minutes.
Add water, bullion cube and put lid on. After about 10 min, add ginger and spices, and let simmer for about another 15 min. Add the spinach and season with some more spices if too weak. Let simmer for a few more minutes until the lentils are done and the spinach incorporated.
Lastly, take off from heat and put the yogurt in. Taste off with 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar. Serve with rice.