Crock Pot Curried Lentil Soup

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons oil (preferably olive, or for authenticity -- clarified butter)
  • 12
    onion, chopped
  • 1 12
    teaspoons good curry powder (I like using more, but it is all to taste)
  • 6
    cups good vegetable stock (water or chicken stock can be substituted)
  • 1
    cup lentils
  • 1
    (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes (with liquid)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add curry, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • (you should be able to smell the curry flavors when it is ready) Add some of the stock to the pan to deglaze.
  • Pour the contents of the pan, and the rest of the stock into a crock pot.
  • Add the lentils to the pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Before serving, puree some of the lentils to give the soup some body, and add the tomato and any salt that you wish.
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