All in my pantry lentil soup.

So, I decided an all sweets blog is just not working for me and my waistline (AkA muffin tops)the first recipe is nothing too fancy but a great and easy start to Zelia's cooking Blog (I'm still keeping my current blog name). This lentil soup is super easy to make and "almost" all of the ingredients are right in your pantry. I love cooking with fresh herbs but in my home grocery day falls on Monday, so by Sunday I'm almost all out of fresh herbs. Serve this soup warm, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle red pepper flakes and tyme/oragano mix and you're good to go.

1 cup orange lentils
1 large onion finely diced
1 medium carrot finely diced
1 celery stalk diced
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 large potato diced in small cubes
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon oragano and tyme mix
8 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil

In a large pot over medium heat add your oil, onions, garlic, potatoes, and carrots, add salt to taste and cook until they become translucent. Add your spices, herbs, and lentils and mix to combine. Add the chicken stock and stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook at a low simmer until all your ingredients are tender and the lentils have dissolved into the broth, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with lemon juice...


Noor said...

MashAllah this looks really good mmm I can taste it now.

From Yeast to Zest said...

You should make some today. :) I served it over basmati rice for the baby and he loved it. I knew he would eat some which is why I only added 1/2 tsp of curry powder.

Noor said...

Talal ate some lentils when he was around 1 and he loved them but I can hardly get him to eat anything new grr.

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