28 Sep 2017

Lentil soup

Lentil soup ingredients

2 onions 
3 cloves garlic
1tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
4 carrots 
4 parsnips 
1 large potato
1mug (= half pint size or 10 fl oz) red lentils
1 veg stock cube 
1tbs tomato puree 
1 to 1.5 tsp Marmite
3pints water 

Note that some ingredients - like the coriander, cumin and turmeric, as well as the tomato puree and Marmite - can be added (or not) according to taste. 


Method

Fry onions and garlic in a large soup saucepan with a heavy bottom for 5 mins. It must be large enough to take 3 pints of liquid and 3.5 lbs of veg and lentils, etc. It should have a heavy bottom so you don't burn the onions when you are frying them at the beginning. 
After a couple of minutes add the coriander, cumin and turmeric (according to taste)
Chop the veg and add them and add all other ingredients and bring to boil. Then simmer approx 20 to 30 mins or until all cooked. (The longer the better for red lentils.)
When the soup is cooked, use a hand-held blender or a potato-masher to get it to the consistency that you want. 

How to make lentil soup on YouTube!

See my YouTube videos on how to make lentil soup. The 5 videos take about 12 minutes. 

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