Would You Care for Some Soup, Dal-ing?
This is probably my favorite soup, I really don't know why I haven't posted this recipe before.
Maybe 3 or 4 years ago, I decided that over the winter I would become an expert soup-maker. I tried to make a new soup each week. I mostly did, but I repeated this one a few (a bunch!) of times.
A couple of important notes-
I like to mix up my lentils, I often use a combination of brown and red. The different sizes cook at different rates, so if you're on a schedule, use some smaller ones.
The lentils should be soaked overnight (or just for several hours) before you make this soup.
Feel free to throw other veggies in here, the more the better (probably).
If your curry powder is already super turmeric-y, omit the additional turmeric.
4 tbsp oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
4 cups lentils
8-12 cups water (or broth/stock)
1 can coconut milk
juice of 1 lemon
a bunch of spinach or arugula
Heat oil in a large soup pot.
Stir in onions and cook until brownish.
Add in garlic, ginger, carrots, and spices. Cook for about a minute.
Add lentils and water, bring to a boil and simmer until lentils are soft (time will vary greatly depending on type of lentil)
Stir in lemon juice, coconut milk, and greens.
Salt to taste.
Serve over basmati rice if you wish.
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