Saturday, December 27, 2008

Lentil Soup recipe

Lentil Soup
This is my favorite soup, excellent comfort food. Mung dhal can be found in Indian grocery stores. We score ours at the Fair Price Market on 14th Street in DC.

lentils, split yellow mung dhal works best
potatoes, peeled
onions, chopped
jalapeno, chopped
canola oil
lemon juice
cilantro, chopped finely
salt & pepper to taste
touch of sesame oil

Boil lentils and potatoes separately. Saute onion in large stock pot with canola oil. Add water, turmeric, and asafoetida to the stock pot and cook. Mash or puree the cooked lentils and potatoes, making them as smooth or chunky as you like. Add these mashed items to the soup with chopped cilantro. Season with lemon, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Add a small amount of sesame oil at end. Serve with bread, pitas, or chapati.

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