Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

S made this wholesome soup.  It was delicious.  And we had homemade focaccia ( the Hairy Bikers recipe) and it was a complete meal.

The soup is from BBC Food Recipes.  Here goes -

Ingredients: ( Serves 4)

Cumin seeds ( jeera) - 2 tsp
Chili flakes - to taste
Olive oil - 2 tbsp ( any other refined oil will do too)
Carrot - 6 - coarsely grated
Split red lentils ( Masoor dal) 140 gms
Vegetable stock - 1 litre - or use a ready to use cube
Milk - 125 ml
Yogurt to garnish or if you don't mind the extra calories - cream works even better)
Salt to taste and pepper too

Heat a  pan and dry roast the cumin and chili flakes
( the jeera jumps around in the pan is when you stop)
Keep aside half the roasted cumin
Add oil, carrot, lentil, stock and milk
Bring to boil
Simmer till the lentils are cooked

Whiz with a stick blender or any blender will do - till smooth
Season to taste - you can also add some pepper
Garnish with yogurt or cream
And top with the roasted cumin that was kept aside

Serve with any kind of bread.


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