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Thai Basil Attic Lentils

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Thai basil coconut lentils in bowls with basil on the side.

So you adulation basil?

and attic milk?

and lentils?

Um, surprise! I do! I absolutely adulation lentils!

I additionally adulation lentils’ Filipino cousin, Monggo beans. Let me say that again: I like to eat article alleged Monggos. Monggggos. Monggity Mongga Monggo Beans. Is it hot in here?

Thai basil coconut lentils in a bowl with a spoon.

At the accident of consistently talking about how hot it is, can I acquaint you what’s hot in a frizzy-hair-change-your-sweaty-clothes-wipe-your-shiny-face affectionate of hot?

Making a compound video in a Filipino kitchen with no AC.

But we fabricated one anyways.

Cause I affectionate of like actuality hot. Not.

What I absolutely adulation is advantageous aliment that gives my aftertaste buds blessed thoughts, and these attic lentils fit the bill.

These Thai basil coconut lentils have the most amazing flavor! Peanuts, basil, squash, lentils, and a fresh Thai seasoning paste called tom kha. | manuel-de-survie.fr
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Thai Basil Attic Lentils

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 46 1x


These Thai basil attic lentils accept the best amazing flavor! Peanuts, basil, squash, lentils, and a beginning Thai condiment adhesive alleged tom kha.


  • 1 cup broiled blooming or amber lentils, or monggo beans
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 arch blooming cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 ample kabocha annihilate (about 34 cups cubed)
  • 1 can attic milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tom kha paste
  • cayenne pepper, chili crumb and salt
  • fresh basil and chopped atom for topping


  1. Cook the lentils in a pot of baking baptize for about 45 account or until soft. Cesspool the baptize and set aside.
  2. While lentils are cooking, saute the garlic in the olive oil over average aerial heat. Add the cabbage, division with salt, and activity fry until the banknote begins to soften. Abolish from calefaction and set aside.
  3. Add a little added oil to the pan and add the squash. Division with chili powder, cayenne, and alkali – or any seasonings you like. Add the attic milk and simmer the annihilate for 8-10 account or until bendable but not mushy. Add the tom kha adhesive and activity until alloyed in with the attic milk.
  4. Add the adapted banknote and lentils to the annihilate and acclaim activity to combine. Top anniversary basin with beginning basil and chopped peanuts.


Tom Kha adhesive is a Thai condiment that has a lemongrass, garlic, hot pepper, and ginger-y flavor. The flavors are absolutely phenomenal. I bought it at the big grocery abundance actuality in Cebu and begin it with the back-scratch adhesive and added spices and pastes. If your grocery abundance doesn’t backpack it, analysis at an Asian market.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: thai basil lentils, attic lentils, tom kha paste

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By the way, do you bethink those Creamy Thai Candied Potatoes and Lentils? Analogously delicious.

Happy vegetabling, friends!

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t alike affliction what you were cooking; I watched the video aloof to apprehend your voice. (Did you blush your hair? It looks fabulous! Also, I am account a book alleged Superfoods RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. It’s a practical, yet abundantly accurate book and I’m admiring it! The book names abounding of the foods you consistently use in your acquaint recipes. So, way to go, Dr. Ostrom!)

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I absolutely recorded this video the DAY I absolute my hair. So abundant for subtle, right? 🙂 I’ll add the Superfoods book to my to-read list! I adulation being like that. I additionally adulation sugar, but whatever.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Loved the video and accept already watched it twice. I’m abiding I’ll be watching it a agglomeration added aloof because its so fun to see you and apprehend you “in person.” You accomplish some of my atomic admired ingredients, such as banknote and lentils, attending abuse good. And acknowledge you, Bjork. The video compound is a abundant idea. Acknowledge you both for absolution us chase forth vicariously on your adventure.

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      Thanks Roxie! 🙂 I am not absolutely a banknote being either, but blood-soaked in attic milk and covered with basil and peanuts, it’s so yummy! Achievement aggregate is activity able-bodied aback at Edg!

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    mm attending at this… the buttery goodness. Adulation it!

    PS. I bought your ebook and I already see my photography convalescent dramatically. I never did my aliment photography angular afore but I can see what you mean; it absolutely changes the accomplished attending of the images!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation lentils too! Hooray! Are monggo agency the aforementioned as clay beans? Because I absolutely accept some of those blame around–maybe I’ll accord them a try here!

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    I anticipate it sounds awe-inspiring to put attic milk in a agreeable dish. However, I approved your back-scratch chickpea bowl and it was delish. I awful acclaim anybody accord it a try. I assumption I will accept to accomplish this also. I additionally approved a candied potato/tomato/peanut adulate bowl alleged ground-nut bouillon – it is a low country dish. I anticipation those were the weirdest capacity that I anytime saw and did not go together. It is actually wonderful. So from now on I am reserving my opinions until I aftertaste it. I am admiring aggravating new things that I absolutely would not accept been adventurous abundant to eat back I was a little younger. Affection the video.

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    Awesome job on the video, Lindsay! It’s such a time saver for your readers to see a quick run through of how you did everything. I’ve been absent to do videos and absolutely attempt one recently. HOWEVER, abundance needs so abundant alteration that I don’t apperceive if it’s anytime activity to accomplish it to my site. You are so far advanced of me. 🙂 And, BTW, the bowl looks awesome. I appear to adulation all of the capacity you used. Affianced it.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Monica! I afresh saw a video by Lauren of Lauren’s Latest and I admired how un-processed it was … no adorned alteration or anything, and so so adorable! I absolutely anticipate all types of video are agreeable for readers… you should accord it a go! 🙂 Analysis out Lauren’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gontem7qr4

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    Well, you’ve done it again. I accept a accomplished card planned out for the abutting seven canicule and you go and spiral it all up. ‘Cause I appetite THIS now. Accursed it.
    I aloof saw clay beans at a little Asian bazaar by my abode today and wondered what to do with them. Now I know. I’ll accept to aces up a bag and try them out.

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    Well, it will apparently be lentils rather than beans for me, but this sounds aloof a little altered to what I accept fabricated and I cannot delay to try it! Acknowledgment so abundant for the compound which has already been filed 🙂 ! Adulation the admittance of the banknote and cannot delay to aftertaste . . . Oh, aloof circling bottomward [a ‘hurry day’!]: oh yes, clay beans are no problem!!!

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    Fork and Whisk

    Hhhmmm, this sounds absolutely good. You two wine drinkers at all? I assignment at a winery and consistently acclaim a Viognier with Thai food. If you see a Viognier out there accord it a try.

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    Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, and Vegan! Looks so delicious!
    Guess what. I anticipate I accept all the capacity except for the squash/sweet potato and the tom kha paste! I ability aces them up tomorrow and serve this for lunch.

    I’ll let you apperceive if it passes the kids’ test!

    Looks so delish!

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    Love the video!! Abundant job! And admired seeing you accomplish a bowl with monggo beans!!! Hooray for monggo, absolutely and absolutely 🙂 Your adaptation sounds awesome!

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    I was activity to ask the aforementioned affair as added commenters – did you blush your hair? And for your coiled animadversion c’mon glossy and appealing girl. I am cool aflame to try this compound back I adulation lentils and basil. Sounds delicious. Acknowledgment for administration and your video was so fun to watch!

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      Absolutely delicious. Adulation the arrangement and the flavors. Will definately accomplish this again.

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    making a video- SO CUTE! You are adorable! Oh and assumption what? I’m activity out for Thai tonight, but I sorta kinda ambition I could aloof accomplish this at home instead. I’ll accept to acquaint my bf that’s what we’re accomplishing instead of activity out the abutting time we appetite Thai! 🙂

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    I adulation the video, it so able attractive and you are alarming in it – not awkward at all (I say this alive that as anon as I get in advanced of the camera I will be a approved old Michael Scott, and anybody will blench as they watch). Also, this compound looks amazing!!! I adulation all of those flavors!!!

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      But Michael Scott is amazing. 😀 I apperceive what you beggarly – and absolutely there is affluence of awkward footage from this video that’s now in the trash!

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      The abutting affair I can anticipate of for acidity and bendability would be chicken back-scratch adhesive (or green) but really, the flavors of the Tom Kha are so different that I don’t anticipate the aftertaste would be absolutely the same. Still delicious, though, I’m sure! I adulation all kinds of back-scratch pastes in all kinds of everything. 🙂

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    Lindsey you are attractive artlessly beautiful, and Bjork I adulation anniversary attempt you accept taken in this video.

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    Lindsay and Bjork, adulation what you’re accomplishing here! Ooh, and Thai basil! Attic milk! Lentils! Yes, please! And, yes, admitting I am not alone accustomed with the hot in a frizzy-hair-change-your-sweaty-clothes-wipe-your-shiny-face affectionate of hot, I AM all too accustomed with the diaphoresis ‘stache affectionate of hot — conceivably you guys are accustomed with that too? Anyhow, abundant assignment guys, and so animated I stumbled aloft Compression of Yum. Attending advanced to bottomward by afresh anon to see what you all are affable up! You’re best acceptable to stop by my close of the dupe anytime. Abundant yum!

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    Finally a lentil compound with no tomatoes! I’m consistently attractive for new lentil recipes and will accord this one a circle asap.
    PS: I started account your blog a little while afterwards starting my own – back I googled article about monetizing a aliment blog. You guys are acceptable with your tips and advice and that is so appreciated.
    But I aloof absolutely adore your blog – the recipes, the blink into your new life’s realities – it’s consistently a fun abode to stop and sit for a few minutes.