DH was a bit weary of this one but he really enjoyed it!! I could have sworn I had pearl barley in the pantry but when I went to make this I couldn't find it. I was going to try buckwheat groats but I've never actually cooked with them so I went with brown rice instead. I did add more liquid as we let this in the crock pot all most all day. Thanks for such a unique recipe MagpieDiner!! Made for Veg*n Swap 26!!
I had most of the ingredients for this on hand. I just substituted brown lentils for the red ones and left out fenugreek leaves. This is really good soup! I'd like to try it again with the coconut milk because that sounds yummy! mmm....coconut milk... Reviewed for the Veg*n Recipe Swap.
Although I don't have a slow cooker, I thought this would probably cook well, simmering all afternoon on a slow Saturday, and so it did. Chock full of health, this produced a thick aromatic broth, and the curry paste (I used a yellow Thai curry paste) lends a subtle heat that lingers on the tongue, absolutely delicious. This would be marvellous on a cool autumn or wintry evening, absolute comfort food! I made double the amount, since I wanted to freeze some for DHs lunches, and although I didn't add the optional coconut milk or lime leaves, I can see that they would enhance this already aromatic and satisfying soup. Magpie, I have come to trust your excellent recipes, thank you for another winner. This one made for PAC Spring 2009
A very nice, thick and hearty soup that my DS and I enjoyed with a nice salad. I used fenugreek seed instead of leaves and curry powder as I couldn't find curry paste. Thank you! Made for the Vegetarian swap-Oct. 2010
Great soup for a cool spring day. Served with whole wheat flat bread.
We really enjoyed this thick and hearty soup. I doubled the recipe, leaving out the lentiles (but using 1 1/2 cups peas), the Braggs liquid and the fenugreek leaves. Delish! Thanks for sharing!