|Ghalieh-ye kadoo is an Iranian dish of flavorful lentils and zucchini with fried onions.
|Quarter one of the onions and set aside one quarter. Thinly sliced the rest of that onion plus the whole one.
Heat 2 T oil, add the onions, and sauté until golden. Add lentils and water, bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the zucchini, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and spices.
Meanwhile, mince the quarter onion. Heat the remaining T butter and fry the onions until golden.
Transfer the lentils to plates, top with fried onion, and garnish with parsley.
|Make this Iranian recipe a meal by serving it alongside potato-rice pilaf and yogurt.
Adapted from the recipe in Vegetarian Dishes from Across the Middle East – read my review.
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