Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Also called Dal Soup this is a recipe I love to make when the weather is chilly. Satisfying and just spicy enough. It is a great dish to serve when vegetarian friends are over and still hearty enough for the meat eaters. The mix of spices gives it great flavor. I cook it just until the lentils are tender, but not cooked to mush. Serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze on the soup before eating.



Lentil (Dal) Soup

8 c. water

1 ½ T. ground turmeric

1 T. ground coriander

3 bay leaves

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ t. cayenne pepper

2 2/3 c.  Lentils, rinsed (about 1 pound)

¼ c. olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 t. fresh minced ginger

1 t. cumin seed

½ t. mustard seed

2 T. fresh lemon juice

Salt to taste

Lemon wedges


Bring first 6 ingredients to boil in large pot. Add lentils; reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.  Meanwhile, in skillet over medium heat cook onions and seasonings in oil until onion starts to brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Add this mixture to lentil mixture and cook until soup reaches desired consistency. Add salt to taste. Serve in bowls and garnish with lemon wedges.  Serves 8.

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