World Food Challenge

Day 195: Yemen and Red Lentil Soup

Good evening, Raffies!

Today we are going to Yemen and we are having our last soup: Red Lentil Soup. This is a simple, yet delicious soup made from red lentils.
This soup can be found in most Arab countries, like Egypt and Morocco. The main ingredient, red lentils, stays the same. However some different spices and with additional ingredients compose the many servings of Red Lentil Soup.

What I like about this soup is that it uses very few ingredients and gives you a great result in very little time.

The recipe is really simple and you will have a lovely and healthy soup ready in no time:

1 c red lentils
1/2 c tomato sauce
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tbsp oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 c water

Start by washing the lentils. In a pan, heat the oil and fry the cumin seeds with the onion, until the onion is brown, but not burnt.
Add the garlic and stir. Now add the lentils, tomato sauce, water, salt and turmeric and bring to a boil. Cover and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
Now you can either blend the soup to get a smooth and thick soup, or you leave it as it is with its chunks. It is ready to serve. Enjoy!

The soup was nice and warm and we ate it with some Arabic bread. It was delicious!




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