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Lentil Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • Beluga Black lentil* 1 cup rinsed (and picked)
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil ( or sesame oil)
  • 1 Onion large ( up to 1 cup)
  • 1 Clove garlic - large
  • 4 cups water
  • 15 pods cardamom open pods and put seeds into mortar crush
  • 1 tea spoon cumin seeds into mortar crush (remove husks)
  • Ginger root 1x2 inches peeled chopped -  or grated
  • 1 carrot peeled & chopped
  • Cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp.
  • Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a frying pan with 2 inch sides (or dutch oven)
  • Add Oil
  • Fry onion until  golden
  • Add 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • Add cumin (fresh ground)
  • Add cardamon (fresh ground seeds)
  • Add Cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp.
  • Add beluga black lentils
  • Add 4 cups of water mix well
  • Bring to a boil then cover over medium heat, cook until lentils are cooked (but not mush). About 20 mins