Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - coconut milk (freshly made, or canned)
  • 1 cup - red lentils, washed until water runs clear
  • 1 - onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves - garlic
  • 1 inch piece - lemon grass, chopped into thin slices
  • 1 tsp - cumin coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - paprika (or as per taste)
  • 1 - lemon
  • 3 - scallions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Few sprigs of cilantro for garnish

How to Make Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

  • In a saucepan, in 1/2 tsp oil, saute onions, garlic and lemon grass until soft.
  • Add the lentils along with all the spices. Add the coconut milk, 2 cups water (add more to suit your consistency) bring to a boil and then simmer covered until soft and mushy
  • Add the juice of lemon, scallions, salt, pepper.
  • Serve warm garnished with scallions, paprika and cilantro.
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