Friday, July 15, 2011

Polo's Indian Lentil Soup

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Indian Lentil Soup


1 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp mustard and/or cumin seeds (to your tastes)
curry leaves to taste
1green chili, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1/4 Tsp chili powder and/or coriander powder
pinch turmeric powder
3 cups water
1 cup squash*
1 cup carrots*
1 cup spinach*
1-2 cups lentils, cooked
½ Tbs tamarind paste (optional)
Cilantro as garnish


Saute the onion until golden brown in the olive oil, add the garlic and sauté one minute, add the chopped tomato and sauté one more minute.

Add the spices and stir another minute.

Add 3 cups of water

Mix well and then add the vegetables.
Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes, taste and add salt if you use it.

Add the cooked lentils and mix well. Add the tamarind paste if you wish and finally garnish with cilantro.

* add any vegetables that you love and that are seasonal for you.

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