Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lentil soup

Soup and a sandwich is a classic combination. This lentil soup has a Mideast flavor. Lentils are high in protein, high in fiber, easy to cook. Unlike bigger legumes, lentils do not need soaking and cook in as little as 30 minutes.

Recipe #40 Lentil soup

1 cup lentils
3 cups water or stock
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
additional spices to taste
Add a little oil to the bottom of a sauce pan.  Cook onions until soft, add garlic and cook a few minutes more.  Add lentils and liquid. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30-45 minutes.  Add salt and pepper.  Lentil soup is spiced up with peppers, curry, or garam masala (dry-roasted, ground spices, such as black pepper, cumin, cloves, and cardamom, used in the cooking of northern India.)

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