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    Roasted Red Lentil Soup

    Roasted Red Lentil Soup. Photo by Sandi (From CA)

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    1 hr 25 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 10 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    This lentil soup is done in more of an Asian style than some of the others. Goes well with chapatis or pooris and a light salad. Recipe by Nancie McDermott.

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    1. 1
      Heat the mustard seeds and cumin seeds in the oil in a soup pot, stirring constantly, just until the mustard seeds start to pop.
    2. 2
      Lower heat and add sesame seeds.
    3. 3
      Cook until the sesame seeds become golden, then add garlic, curry powder, cumin, ginger, and pepper, stirring just until fragrant.
    4. 4
      Add the lentils and cook for 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the onions, celery and carrots, and cook for 1 minute more.
    6. 6
      Add broth and water, and bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, 30-35 minutes, or until lentils are soft and mash easily with the back of a spoon.
    8. 8
      Add the tomatoes and salt and cook another 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    9. 9
      Check and adjust for seasoning before serving.
    10. 10
      Serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 06, 2005


      This was great! The second time I made this dish I added some red pepper flakes (about a 1/2 tsp.) to give some heat to this spiced soup. Served with flame heated tortillas instead of naan, a dollup of sour cream, and some cilantro. Dreamy...

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    • on September 09, 2004


      This was good! I used split red lentils because that's the only kind I can find and only added 2 cups water (we like thicker soups) but followed all other directions to a "T". We served Roti / Phulkas #90817 on the side, which went really well and added a dollop of yogurt on top. I was kind of surprised that this did not taste more spiced, considering how many/how much spices are in it. I was very happy with the flavor the sesame seeds and the almost caviar-like black mustard seeds bursting in your mouth. Tasty. This is a good recipe.

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    • on September 20, 2009


      Outstanding introduction to lentils for my young boys! Although it wasn't thier "favorite" it was a hit! Delicious flavor, subtle yet aromatic. I did add heapping measureings. Thanks Sue, it's great!

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Red Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (200 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 280.2
    Calories from Fat 81
    Total Fat 9.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 408.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 14.1 g

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    vegetable broth

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