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Curried Lentil Soup January 20, 2013

Filed under: Main Dish (vegetable),One Pot Meal,Soup — TeamModine @ 5:12 pm

2 TBSP Canola oil

1 large onion, chopped (or 2 leeks, white part only, cleaned, & sliced)

1 celery stalk, chopped

2-4 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 TBSP curry powder

1 cup dry lentils, rinsed

5 cups water

1 bay leaf

2 tsp salt

1 carrot, chopped

2 cups diced red potatoes

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in juice

1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream

Heat oil in a large saucepan or stockpot. Add onion & celery and cook them over medium heat, until they are tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Stir in garlic & curry powder and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add lentils, water, bay leaf, salt, carrot, and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Stir in tomatoes and continue simmering for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

As you serve, stir in 1 TBSP of yogurt or sour cream into each bowl of soup.

The Pea & Lentil Cookbook

I used 2 cups of grape tomatoes plus 1 cup of water and added them when I added the lentils and other ingredients before cooking for the 30 minutes. I used my mix ‘n chop to break up the tomatoes as they cooked.


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