Monday, August 29, 2016

MOROCCAN LENTIL SOUP


Try out this delicious and healthy Moroccan soup made with lentils and spices. It is nutritious, healthy and does not take much effort. This spicy and aromatic soup is perfect in winter to keep you warm. You can relish it with pita or any bread. I have served it with herbed pita bread.
This month in our " Shhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge " group I was paired with Mayuri Patel. The theme was International cooking and I was given two ingredients for Moroccan cooking, lentils and tomatoes by her.
Mayuri blogs at "Mayuri's Jikoni"  Do visit her space for Gujarati delicacies and more..

Ingredients:
Red Lentils .....  1/2 cup 
Garbanzo beans / chickpeas ... handful (boiled)
Cannellini beans ........... handful  (boiled)
Onions .................. 1 (diced)
Garlic .............. 2-3 cloves (crushed)
Ginger .......... 1 tsp (grated)
Tomatoes .... 1 (diced)
Carrot ........ 1/4 cup (diced) 
Celery ....... 1/4 cup (chopped)
Garam masala ... 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder ... 1/2 tsp
Cayenne pepper ........ 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ,,,,,,,,,, 1/2 tsp
Salt .................... to taste
Coriander leaves or parsley 
Olive oil ............ 3 tbsps

Method:
1. In a large pot heat oil and saute the onions, ginger and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes.
2. Add the soaked red lentils, tomatoes,carrots, celery,salt and the mentioned spices along with sufficient water (about 2-3 cups) to cook the lentils.
3. Towards the end add the boiled garbanzo and cannellini beans.
4. Maintain the consistency of the soup as you like it and add water accordingly.
5. Take a small portion of the soup and puree it. Stir it into the pot. 
Garnish with coriander leaves or parsley leaves and enjoy. You can add some while cooking the soup too.

Recipe adapted from -  Here


8 comments:

  1. soup looks very tasty and delicious...

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  2. Soup and bread is one of my favourite meals too

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  3. A wonderful healthy soup Shobha, full of protein. Bookmarked to prepare it soon. Its cold in Bangalore so soup at night will be just the right thing.

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    1. Thanks for liking Mayuri .. Make and enjoy in this lovely weather.

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  4. Really healthy soup. Will make in winter

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