Recipe by Melanie Booth
"This is a delicious Indian lentil soup with spicy red onions!"
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thin slices ginger
ground dried turmeric
ghee (clarified butter)
red onions, thinly sliced
chopped fresh cilantro
This recipe was well written and concise. My S.O. and I found it a delight with all the exotic spices. I did make a few small changes such as adding a stalk of chopped celery, a bit of organic vegetable boullion and for his enjoyment, a chopped, browned, italian sausage. Great job, Melanie!
I did not like the spices together at all.
I only cooked this about 40 minutes and it was done, had to add some more liquid at the end. I also would have chopped the onions much smaller and added about double the herbs, except the cilantro. This was very good scooped up with naan.
This rocks! I added 4 additional garlic cloves, a little extra of each spice, one jalapeno, and one dried thai chili 'cause I like it spicy! Used canola oil because I didn't have ghee, neglected to add the cilantro, and added two roma tomatoes for variety. Will be making this VERY frequently from now on. Ate w/ homemade roti and mango chutney!
I liked the spiciness of this thick soup! I only cooked the lentils for 1/2 the time, and they were done. This time, I used a yellow onion. When I make this again, I'll use the red onion. Wonderful vegetarian meal!
this wasn't the best dahl recipe i have tried. there was too much red onion and not much else. also, it doesn't expain that the spices should be tempered and not just thrown in the pot. and there is way too much water. the lentils cook in much less time than the recipe calls for, so in 30 minutes you are left with all this water to be poured off. if you do a google search for 'mum's every day red lentils' - you will get a much more indian variation.
I liked this. I'd say that it could use a bit more flavor, but I just increased the amount of spices and I liked the end result better that way. I did add some chicken in, because I really felt like having a chicken and lentil soup tonight. It was very good. Thanks, Melanie!
I have made the recipe several times make just a few changes adding small red chili peppers in the water and removing them with the ginger and increasing some of the spices. My husband is from India and with those small changes he loves it. Thanks for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 117
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