- 1 cup red lentils, washed and soaked for 1 hour, drained
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 green serrano chile, split and seeded
- 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Kosher salt
- Honey, to taste
- Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish
In medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the drained lentils, onion, tomato, chile, ginger, garlic and enough water to cover. Bring to boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. Whisk the cooked lentils to release some of their starch and break them down further.
In small saute pan, warm the canola oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and cook until they are sizzling and spluttering. Stir in the turmeric and paprika. Pour the seasoned oil into the lentils (be prepared for a big sizzle). Stir to combine, add salt, to taste, and a small drizzle of honey. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with cilantro.
Total Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Total carbohydrates: 37 grams
Sugar: 7 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Sodium: 131 milligrams
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