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Rich and Creamy Lentil Soup|Everyday Cooking

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Rich and Creamy Lentil Soup

Lentil soup goes well with rice, Parata, bread or just a piece of meat or fish. I can have a big bowl of its own as my dinner. I know different people make it differently but here is my version of a lentil soup.

Lentil Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of lentil Pre soaked
  • 1 tea spoon of coconut oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed or half a tea spoon of garlic paste
  • 1/2 a tea spoon of ginger paste
  • sprigs of thyme
  • 1 dry chili
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 table spoon of lemon juice
  • Coriander as garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat some oil in a pot .
  2. Add in the onions and chilies if using and cook for few minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and celery and cook for about 5 minutes then add the lentils. Season and give it a good stir. Now add the ginger and garlic paste.
  4. Add about 3 cups of water . Add in the thyme and cook until the lentils are soft and you are happy with the consistency.
  5. Squeezing a drop of lemon juice before serving brings freshness and cut the richness in lentils.
  6. Garnish with some chopped coriander.
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