September 26, 2010

Sunday soup #2 -curried lentil

A lentil is considered a pulse, it is a busy annual plant of the legume family, they originated in India. With approximately 26% of their calories from protein, lentils and generally any pulses or legumes have high levels of protein, by weight, of  plant-based foods. They range in color from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black.
CURRIED LENTIL SOUP
 2/3 c chopped onion
2 tsp ginger root, minced
2/3 c tomatoes
juice 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic, minced
3 tsp curry
1 tsp cumin
1 c dry lentils
5 c stock
-saute ginger, onion, garlic
-add rest with broth
-cook 30-40 minutes until lentils are done


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious, will try it this week ;) taj

Melody said...

Girl..love the recipe. I am making it as soon as it decides to become Fall.