Red Lentil Soup (Dal)


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Prep time: 1 hourCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 1/2 hours

Description

This soup is hearty and goes well with basmati or jasmine rice.

Ingredients

4 cups
water
2  
ginger
1/2 teaspoon
turmeric
1 teaspoon
salt
3 tablespoons
butter
1 teaspoon
coriander
1/2 cup
coconut milk
1 teaspoon
cumin seeds
1 cup
lentils

Instructions

Combine the lentils and water in a heavy pot. Bring to a simmer and remove any foam that collects at the top. Add the ginger and turmeric. Cook with lid ajar until lentils are tender, about 30-45 min. Add the salt and stir to mix. Remove ginger slices.

Put the butter or oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. When hot, put in the cumin seeds. Let sizzle a few seconds. Put in the coriander, stir, then quickly remove contents to the soup pot. Add coconut milk if desired, and serve. Good with basmati rice.

 
 

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