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Five dishes with lentils

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Cafe Abyssinia
3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238
Red lentils in spicy sauce come with several of the restaurant's traditional Ethiopian dishes.

Lebanon's Cafe
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200
www.lebanonscafe.com
Mujadara is a mix of brown lentils, basmati rice and sauteed onions.

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600
www.matandnaddies.com
Roasted bananas stuffed with curried green lentil paste are served with cashew cream and mint-tomato relish.

Taj Mahal
923 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859
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Potatoes cooked with curry and mustard seed fill rice and lentil flour crepes.

Vega Tapas Cafe
2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007
www.vegatapascafe.com
Pan-roasted ahi tuna is served over marinated beluga lentils.

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