This is an adaptation of a recipe from Ethiopia. It is really quick to make. My children love eating this, it is suposed to be eaten cold but we always have it hot!
300g red lentils
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 - 2 tsp brown mustard seeds (we find it is as bit too hot with 2tsp)
6 black peppercorns
3 tbs olive oil
3tbs white wine vinegar
Put the lentils in a pan with 600ml of water, being to the boil and cook gently for about 20 -30 minutes or until tender.
Put the salt, cayenne, mustard seeds and peppercorns into a grinder, and grind finely. I use a coffee grinder that is only used for that purpose. Put into a bowl and add 2tbs boiling water and mix. Add the oil and vinegar, beat well to mix.
Stir into the lentils and enjoy. I serve this with new potatoes.