Sunday, February 24, 2008

The easiest lentil soup ever

Put 1 part lentils, 1/2 part rice in a pot. Clean well if you live in a country where bulk goods are kept in burlap sacks on the floor in dirty market places.

Add enough water that things will be soupy. Add a tsp or so of turmeric, mostly for color, and salt to taste. Cook until lentils and rice are soft.

Crush up several cloves of garlic(3-6, or more depending on quantity of soup - This is typically done in a mortar and pestle with a bit of salt). Pour an inch to 1.5" oil(olive or vegi) into a small frying pan, add garlic, heat and fry until garlic is golden. Pour oil and garlic into soup. If too garlicy, cook soup for longer.

2 comments:

Marjorie Magidow Schalles said...

This soup is absolutely more delicious than you can imagine from such a simple recipe. I am glad I tried it; I started it on the stove and finished it in the crockpot which is something we use here in America where the electricity is more predictable. Well, so far...

Lillian said...

I made this tonight, on Alex's urging, and it was definitely tasty. However, I maintain that my simple lentil soup is just a tiny bit better. So there pbbththt :P