Hot Lentil Soup Recipe

Hot Lentil Soup Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 cup red lentils

1 medium onion, chopped finely

1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

1 large potato, cut into small cubes

2 tablespoons ghee

2 large tomatoes, chopped

2 teaspoons ground cilantro

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon chili flakes

2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

4 cups water

1-2 teaspoons tamarind concentrate

150 g finely shredded cabbage

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves

 

Method :

Cover the lentils in a pan with water and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain well. Heat a pan with ghee and add the ginger and onion. Cook over moderate heat until deep brown. Add the potato and tomato, and cook for 5 minutes, then add the cilantro, cumin, turmeric, chili and coconut and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes Add the drained lentils and the water and bring to the boil. Simmer until the lentils and potato begin to break up. Add the tamarind and cabbage. Cook until the cabbage is soft. Season with black pepper to taste. Serve with chopped cilantro or mint as garnish, if desired, and chapattis.

 

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