Asian Home Recipe

Spicy Lentil Soup Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 cup

2 tablespoons

1 medium

1/2 teaspoon

1 large

2 large

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

4 cups

1-2 teaspoons


1 tablespoon

Brown lentils

Ghee or oil

Finely chopped onion

Grated fresh ginger

Potato, cut in small cubes

Chopped tomatoes

Ground coriander

Ground cumin

Ground turmeric

Chili flakes

Desiccated coconut


Tamarind concentrate

Finely shredded cabbage

Chopped fresh coriander leaves or mint to garnish

Method :
  • Place the lentils in a medium pan, cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well.

  • Heat the ghee in a large pan; add the onion and ginger and cook over medium heat until deep brown.

  • Add the potato and tomato, and cook for 5 minutes, then add the coriander, cumin, turmeric, chili and coconut and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes

  • Add the drained lentils and the water and bring to the boil.

  • Simmer until the lentils and potato begin to break up.

  • Add the tamarind and cabbage. Cook until the cabbage is soft.

  • Season with black pepper to taste.

  • Serve with chopped coriander or mint as garnish, if desired, and chapattis.

Note : Red or yellow lentils, which require less cooking time , can be used instead of brown.


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