Friday Food Feature – August 21, 2015 blogging 101
Recipe for lentil soup:
1. red lentil–(masoor daal) 1 cup
2.yellow lentil(moong daal) 1 cup
3. onion – 1 medium(finely sliced)
4.cayenne pepper- 1/2 teaspoon
5.salt to taste
6.curry powder- 2 teaspoon
7. garlic powder-1/2 teaspoon
8. ginger powder– 1/2 teaspoon
9. olive oil– 3 tablespoon
10. tomatoes- three whole tomatoes diced
wash the lentils thoroughly, until the water is clear, put aside. Heat the oil in the pot, add onions, fry until the sliced onion pieces are slightly brown. Do not burn it. Add all the spices including the salt, fry for one minute. Add the washed lentils with the water and the diced tomatoes, let it boil for five minutes, turn the heat low to simmer. When the grains of the lentil mixes with the water and looks like a paste, the lentil soup is done taste for salt if it is salty enough, take it off the stove.
Lentil soup can be served as soup or eaten with plain boiled rice as we do in Bangladesh. They are also eaten with chapatis( Tortillas) in Punjab. Lentil is considered a poor man’s protein.