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D. Mathews

Looks good enough to steal! O.K.,... I'll give you one in return (that I stole from somewhere else!)

Masoor Dhal Curry Soup

masoor dhal (6 oz.)
2 1/2 pints of water
1/2 tsp. gnd. turmeric
2 jalapenos (seeded & finely chopped)
1 onion chopped
few cilantro leaves
salt

For the final "fry":
4 Tblsp. veg. oil
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
several cloves of garlic crushed
6 curry leaves (a must!!)
2 whole dry red chillies

Procedure:
After washing the masoor dhal, put in a large heavy pot with the water, chopped green chillies, turmeric, onion and cilantro and bring it all to a boil (the aroma will put you on cloud # 9). Then allow to simmer covered for about 30 minutes. Drain the water from the pan and mash the lentil mixture against the side of the pot with a slotted spoon until smooth. Heat the remaining water and return to the pot with the mashed lentils. Add salt. Bring to a boil and leave to simmer.

While masoor dhal soup is simmering heat oil in a small frying pan (medium high) and add the other "final fry" ingredients. Once the mustard seeds begin to crackle, hold the lid of the masoor pot in one hand and with the other pour the tempered oil along with the seasoning ingredients over the soup. Replace top on pot immediately to retain the aroma. After five minutes, mix well and you will have a wonderful masoor dhal soup for those cold winter days.

I love to pour it over white rice!

Leila

Thanks, D. Mathews. I don't get these comments to my email so I only just found your recipe. Looks terrific.

Elka

I just made this Monday night with leftover lentils and ham from dinner (thanks for the ham hints on Randa's blog!). I'd cooked the leftover lentils in red wine and I think it gave the soup a really nice flavor. Super yummy!

D. Mathews

Leila,
Received your comment on my blog just as I had just finished making and savoring another lentil dish: Sambhar. The defining ingredient is tamarind and it can be made with any number of a combination of vegetables. I have settled for beets, carrots and okra (it also has red "Spanish" peppers and tomatos). There are thousands of ways to make this popular southern indian dish but I haven't the time to write out my version. Here is a reference, though: http://www.indian-cooking-recipe.com/sambar-recipe.html

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Gayle Lewkow

I found an outstanding recipe for crushed red lentil soup on your site many years ago and want to send it to a friend. I did not see it and wondered if you still have it archived somewhere? I believe it was simply called "Dove's Eye Crushed Red Lentil Soup". This is so easy, healthy and delicious; would love to pass it on to others!

Peter

Good heavens, a sensible American. I didn't think there were any left. I found your recipe whilst wondering how much lentils to put in a lentil soup. I particularly like the way most of the ingredients are optional, suits my way of cooking. I'm going to fry some chorizo and stir it in, generally perks most things up.
I shall have to read your entire site now.

Thanks very much.
Peter (from Europe)

Kim

I made this soup today, and it was excellent! Thanks.

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Angela

made my first batch of soup (from scratch) and used your recipe...for the most part. i grabbed a bunch of veggies at the farmer's market and a bag of lentils and went for it. probably shouldn't have dumped the whole bag of lentils in...i have soup for all of winter now. but, my partner loved it so...yay. thanks. i'm about to blog about it now...will link back to you.

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I just made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for this recipe. You can't beat how easy it is, plus it tastes great.
Thanks again!

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lentil soup is one of my favorite, lentil is known by having iron in it, it is very good for the body, when i make the soup i usually add fresh cumin to it and some lemon juice for a taste. Thank you for your recipe.

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What a delicious sounding recipe! I'm printing this and going to add it to my fridge with a magnet for trying!

- Terry :)

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What a delicious sounding recipe! I'm printing this and going to add it to my fridge with a magnet for trying! Thanks again ...

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Mmmmm....I can smell it through the screen! I am going to try this tonight and I LOVE that you take a little "help" from the grocery store.

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The lemon juice - at least half a lemon - adds tang and brings out the flavors, especially with the spinach variation. Red wine or balsamic vinegar is another tangy addition. These are not so good with ham.

hairy pussy

The lemon juice - at least half a lemon - adds tang and brings out the flavors, especially with the spinach variation. Red wine or balsamic vinegar is another tangy addition. These are not so good with ham.

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