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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Delicious Red Lentil Soup My Way

5 cups water
1 cup dried red lentils*
1 white or vidalia onion, chopped
2 cups chopped potatoes
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, left whole
1 indian finger chilli, chopped in half, width-wise
1 tsp fresh ginger, sliced
1 TB tomato paste
2 tsp salt
1/3 c chopped fresh cilantro, stems removed

*Found at your local Indian market

1. Add first all ingredients, except cilantro, to a pot, cover and bring to a boil.

2. Lower heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are tender.

3. Stir in chopped cilantro.

4. Puree to desired texture in small batches in a blender or using an immersion blender.  Enjoy.


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