Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat over Medium-High heat until hot.
Add onions; cook 8-10 minutes or until edges of onions are brown, stirring occasionally.
Add onions to lentils.
If desired for additional flavor, pour about 1/2 cup of lentil liquid into skillet; scrape bottom and sides to remove any bits of browned onions.
Add to lentil mixture.
Stir in all remaining ingredients.
Cover: cook 20 minutes.
“Easy simple recipe, very tasty.I added some celery. Nice combination of spices.”
“This was excellent!I made a few revisions, though:1)I soaked the lentils for about 20-30 minutes2)I didn’t measure the spices, and eliminated the sugar.3)I sauteed the garlic with the onions4)Added 1 can of chickpeas.Thanks for the tip on adding lentil water to the skillet with the onions.Not only did it add great flavor, it also made cleanup a snap!Served with warm bread – delicious!”
“This was an excellent dish. Only one thing, I found it took longer than 10 mins to soften the lentils before adding the onion. I think I will soak the lentils for several hours prior to cooking next time.”