Hot Lentil 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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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - brown lentils
  • 1 litre - water
  • 1 - medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp - ghee or oil
  • 1 - large potato, cut into small dice
  • 2 - large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp - ground coriander
  • 1 tsp - ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp - desiccated coconut
  • 1-3 tsp - tamarind concentrate
  • 150 g - finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 tbsp - chopped coriander or mint leaves

How to Make Hot Lentil Soup

  • Cook lentils in water for about 20 minutes until tender.
  • Drain well.
  • Cook the onion and ginger in the ghee until deep brown.
  • Add potato and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, then add spices and coconut and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the lentils with 1 litre water and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until the lentils and potatoes are beginning to break up.
  • Add tamarind to taste as well as the shredded cabbage.
  • Cook until softened.
  • Serve with chopped coriander or mint leaves as a garnish.

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