I am always amazed at what inspiration come from the food blog community. There are wise words of wisdom, quirky anecdotes, and most of all, tons of amazing food. Every time I check out my favorite blogs, I find myself making notes on things I want to try or ideas I have for recipes.
When I saw Shanna's Thai Chicken Curry, I knew I wanted to make something spicy and fragrant. I wanted a big dish of comfort and that's exactly what I lentil masala. I did a bunch of searching and finally settled on adapting this Tikka Masala (without the tikka of course).
This lentil masala has become my favorite lentil dish and the masala paste can be used for other meals, like this masala potatoes and fried egg skillet. Make a large batch of the paste and freeze to use in meals throughout the months!