Baked Onions with Lentils


Nik Sharma

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Photograph: Rita Platts/The Guardian. Food styling: Ellie Mulligan. Prop styling: Rachel Vere. Food assistant: Amy Louth.

The idea of stuffing vegetables isn’t new, but it’s a practice I cherish. Defined by the size and dynamics of vegetable architecture, you could potentially stuff anything: aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, chillies, okra … the list goes on. This week, onions are filled like little pots with lentils, spices and vegetable stock scented with bright, gorgeous saffron. The onions transform into little gifts.

Get the full recipe in my column at The Guardian.

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