Typically, when I cook, I'm a huge fan of any recipe that can be modified at my whim - spice blends, what's available in the pantry, whatever mood I'm in. That's how I like to roll. This recipe is one of those. It can literally be taken in any spice direction, and the main ingredient can always be in your pantry. I'm more tempted by salty snacks than by sweet, so having something healthy and full of protein, and yet still enjoyable hits me in the right spot.
1 c lentils (not red)
1 quart water
Cooking spray of your choice (I used olive oil)
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Place water and lentils in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat, and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and spread out on paper towels to dry. (I let mine sit for about 20 minutes, and then sponged them off again with another paper towel.) Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray well with cooking spray. Spread out lentils on sheet and give them a light coating of cooking spray. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until crisp, stirring often. Combine seasonings and toss with hot lentils. Cool and store in a airtight container.It's a wonderful little salty snack!
*Once again, the spice measurements are estimated, as I'm not a measurer*