Who can resist this simple and tasty red lentil soup?
I'm an avid soup maker. This recipe has become one of my favourites as of late. This soup is incredibly easy to make! Not to mention it will make your taste buds very happy. Guys and gals, you should definitely give this recipe a try. I should add that I've used split, dried peas instead of red lentils before. Still tasty, just didn't look nearly as appetizing haha.
Grab a generous enough sized pot. Let 1 1/2 tbsp of oil heat up as you chop your onion and garlic.
Note: I am a huge fan of garlic and onions, so I like to use two big onions and a handful of garlic. Feel free to use one onion or as many as you want. Same goes with the garlic- if you're not a fan, don't even bother adding it. The soup will still taste delicious. At this point, if you wish, you could also chop up some carrots for your soup. Mmm.
When your onions and garlic are cooked down and nice and tender, strain your lentils and rice. Dump this mixture into the pot and add six to seven cups of warm water. Give it a good stir, put the lid on, and leave for at least twenty minutes.
Note: Sometimes I use five cups of water and two cups of chicken or veggie stock for more flavour.
After five to ten minutes, check to see if your soup needs more cumin or stock powder. Stir in if this is the case. When you think your soup in perfect, turn off the heat. Add salt and pepper depending on your tastes. Ladel generously into a bowl and DIG IN!
Note: I *highly* reccommend squeezing a lemon wedge into your bowl and stirring it up before you eat. It makes it taste sooooo yummy!