Red Lentils in Bengali ‘5’ spice

Prep TimeServesSkill
25 minutes2Easy


  • 1 cup Red Lentils
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tbsp Garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp The Indian pantry’s Bengali 5 spice
  • 1 chopped Green chilli
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped Cilantro
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add lentil, water and turmeric in a pot and cook until it is completely cooked.
  2. In a pan heat oil and temper spices on low flame, add chopped garlic and chilli when whole spices are slightly brown.
  3. Add the tempered spices into the pot of cooked lentils.
  4. Add some water if needed.
  5. Add salt check the seasoning and let it simmer for 2-3 minute
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve it hot with rice.

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