Monday, February 16, 2015
We love lentils. I've always wanted to come up with a good lentil soup recipe, and this one is my favorite. The curry powder is the perfect compliment to the lentils, and the ratio of soup broth to lentils is spot-on. This is a hearty soup that will be sure to warm you up on cold days.
Curried Lentil Soup Recipe
1-1/2 cups dry lentils
6 cups of water
3 tsp Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base
2 tsp curry powder
First, peel and dice the carrots. Add a drizzle of olive oil to a large pot and add the carrots. Use a wooden spoon to saute the carrots until they are lightly browned. Rinse 1-1/2 cups of dry lentils, then add them to the pot with 6 cups of water, the Better Than Bouillon, and the curry powder. Give it a good stir and wait for it to come to a boil. When it starts to boil, cover it, turn the heat down to Low, and simmer it for one hour. Serves 4+ people as a main course. Side note: Adding leftover cooked chicken to this soup is an excellent addition!