I was browsing my copy of How To Cook Everything a few days ago and came across a recipe for Spicy Lentil Soup. I decided to give it a try to see if it came close, it didn't, but was still good! I have since figured out the soup is actually split red lentil soup, I plan on trying out a few recipes now hoping to recreate it!
Below is the recipe of the spicy lentil I made the other night.
Spicy Lentil Soup with Veggies
2 cups lentils, washed and picked over
Pinch of dried thyme
2 carrots, peeled and cubed (or couple hand full of baby carrots...it's all I had)
2 celery stalks, sliced thinly
12 cups chicken broth (I used the vegetarian chicken broth)
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can diced tomatoes in their liquid
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Bring broth, lentils, carrots, celery and thyme to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer until all is tender, about 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a skillet and saute onions until tender. Add garlic, saute 1 minute more, and remove from heat.
When lentils are tender, add tomatoes, parsley, ginger, cayenne, cumin, onions and garlic to lentils. Simmer a few minutes more before serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste.