This healthy soup is enjoyed throughout the Middle East, and it's a flavourful soup. Lentil soup is the most traditional and popular soup in the Levant. During winter time, many families in Palestine still start every dinner with a bowl of warm lentil soup. During Ramadan (regardless of the season it falls in) it is a favourite way to break the fast.
Serving 2 Persons
1 Liter Vegetable stock
1/3 Cup Red lentils
1 Onion - chopped
1 Carrot - cubed
1 Potato = cubed
2 Cloves Garlic - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Butter
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
A sprig of Fresh thyme
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin powder
2 Tablespoons Cooking cream
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Herbed Butterflaps / French Garlic bread for serving
Wash the lentil and soak in water for 20 minutes.
Heat a pan with olive oil and butter, let the butter melt, then add the chopped onion, garlic, carrot, thyme and potato. Sauté until partially cooked.
Strain the lentils, then add to the sautéed vegetables, mix together. Add the vegetable stock, bring to the boil, and skim the foam that surfaces. Simmer for 30 minutes on low flame stirring in between until lentils are tender. Add the cumin powder, salt and white pepper.
Pour the soup into a bowl, drizzle with cooking cream and serve with Herbed Butterflaps / French Garlic bread . Enjoy this deliciously healthy and hearty soup for dinner.
Sending this to BM, theme Healthy Family Dinners.
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