Friday, 10 June 2011

Lentil soup anyone?

For the first time in my life I made lentil soup.

Seems like I've always known about it, but just never made it or even ate it before. I browsed the Internet for some recipe ideas and in the end improvised, like I usually do.

It turned out really well and I will definitely make lentil soup again.

250 gr red lentils
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 big carrot
1 fennel bulb
3 sticks of celery
1.2 litre vegetable stock
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
half a teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
salt & pepper

Chop the vegetables in even sized pieces.
Heat up the oil and saute the chopped onion until softened.
Add the garlic, carrots, fennel and celery. Saute for a minute or two.
Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.
Add seasoning, curry and cumin powder.
Let the soup simmer on medium to low heat for about 45 minutes until everything is tender.
You might have to add some more liquid to the soup so stir and check it frequently.
Blend until smooth and creamy.

Yummy and healthy!! Thanks Deirdre for suggesting we try lentil soup - you are full of good ideas.

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