March 3, 2011

Spicy Onion Soup with Lentils

Filed under: Recipes,Soup — pyjamasandtea @ 10:56 am
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No meat in this one!  And it is just perfect for a bitterly cold day… March is coming in like a LION.  I have no motivation whatsoever to get out of my pyjamas.  The tea of choice today is chocolate-mint which tastes just like a liquid After Eight mint.  When coupled with a butter tart at 10:30 in the morning… divine. This is what I am making for dinner tonight:


Spicy Onion Soup with Lentils

2 tbsp butter

5 cups sliced onions

1 tsp chopped ginger

1 tbsp garam masala

1/2 cup red lentils

4 cups vegetable stock or water

1/4 cup yogurt


Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat.  Add onions, sprinkle with salt and cook slowly, stirring occationally, for about 30 minutes, or until nicely carmelized.  Add ginger and garam masala and cook 1 minute longer.  Add lentils and stock and bring to boil.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until lentils have exploded.  Adjust seasoning.  Swirl with yogurt.

This soup is fantastic… warming and warm, and it tastes just as good or better the next day.


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