Friday, April 3, 2020

MIDDLE EASTERN LENTIL SOUP RECIPE


MIDDLE EASTERN LENTIL SOUP RECIPE




A pot of velvety and delicious soup that is very easy to prepare with classic soup ingredients with a light touch of exotic spices.

INGREDIENTS
  •  6 cups water
  •  1 tsp ground cumin
  •  1/4 tsp black pepper
  •  2 tbsp vegetable oil
  •  1 1/2 cups red lentils
  •  1 tsp ground turmeric
  •  1/2 cup chopped onion
  •  parsley for garnishing
  •  lemon juice for serving
  • 1/2 tsp salt — more to taste
  •  3 garlic cloves — pressed or minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots — chopped, optional


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch Oven. Add onion, garlic and carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened, stirring frequently.
  2. Add in the turmeric, salt, pepper, cumin and turmeric. Add lentils and water, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are cooked. Add more water if needed, to thin the soup.
  3. Add more salt and pepper, if needed to taste. Serve with lemon juice, (adding 1 tsp per bowl makes it taste amazing). Garnish with parsley. Enjoy your cooking!