Lentil Soup


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of soaked, cooked lentils
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • garlic and ginger to taste, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 chili powder
  • 2 TBSP avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seed
  • pinch of cumin

Directions:

Soak 1 cup of lentils in two cups of water over night. Bring the mixture to boil and set on low heat, until the lentils are soft enough.

Place a pot on medium heat and add the oil. Add the mustard seed, followed by onions, garlic and ginger. Cook for a few minutes until it becomes translucent. Add the tomatoes and stir for a few minutes until it forms a sauce like consistency. Add all the seasonings and stir. Close the lid for 5 minutes. Add the cooked lentils. Stir and add water to achieve your preferred consistency. Let it simmer on low for 15 minutes. It is ready to serve.

Note: This soup can be served with bread or a thicker consistency can be served over rice.