Lebanese Red Lentil Soup
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"Red lentil soup recipe is a comforting, light, and delicious vegan soup from the Middle East. Easy to make and gently flavored with warm spices, this soothing gluten-free soup recipe is perfect for winters."
-- @greenbowl2soul
Recipe

Details

Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4

Recipe

  • 1 1/ 2 cups red lentils
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/ 2 cups finely chopped carrots
  • 1 stalk finely chopped celery
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/ 2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/ 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of lemon
  • Parsely, chopped, for garnish
  • Red chili flakes, for garnishing (optional)

Method

  • Step 1

    Wash the lentil nicely and keep aside.

  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a pan and add garlic cloves. Saute for a few seconds or until the raw smell of garlic goes away.

  • Step 3

    Add chopped onion, bay leaf and saute till the onion becomes translucent.

  • Step 4

    Next, add the carrot and celery. Saute for about 2 minutes before adding the spices, vegetable bouillon, and salt with around 1 teaspoon of water to avoid burning of spices.

  • Step 5

    Add the lentil, saute for about a minute and then add the water. Let it simmer for around 20-25 minutes or until the lentil is nicely cooked.

  • Step 6

    Add the lentil, saute for about a minute and then add the water. Let it simmer for around 20-25 minutes or until the lentil is nicely cooked.

  • Step 7

    Add the lentil, saute for about a minute and then add the water. Let it simmer for around 20-25 minutes or until the lentil is nicely cooked.

  • Step 8

    Add some fresh lemon juice. Garnish with chopped parsley/ coriander leaves, olive oil, and chili flakes. Serve hot/ warm.