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Spicy Lentil Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 onions chopped finely
4 garlic cloves crushed
4 tomatoes chopped
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
8 cardamom pods
1 cup of red lentils (1 1/2 for a thicker soup)
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon or 1/2 a stick
1 1/2 pints–3 3/4 cups–900ml water
400gm –14 oz can of coconut milk
juice of one lime
salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Place the onions, garlic, tomatoes, turmeric, ground cumin, cardamon pods, cinnamon, lentils and water in a pan , boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
Take out the cinnamon stick and pods of cardamom.
Puree the mixture in a blender or food processor.
Press the soup through a sieve(I use a Metal one) back into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Add coconut milk, lime juice and reheat the soup gently.
Serve and garnish with cumin seeds.

I hope you enjoy this soup. It reminds me of soups I have had in India and Bhutan with that gentle mix of spices.
Enjoy
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