Jan 3, 2007

Moroccan Lentil Soup to start the New Year 2007

This is my first post for the New Year 2007. Thanks to all my readers & fellow bloggers for the support and response shown in year 2006. Hope I will continue to keep you guys posted with more enthusiasm.

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Sometime back I had posted the Spanish Lentil Soup and many of my readers liked it. But the recipe used bouillon cube instead of spices. Some of my readers are Vegetarians and its very hard to find a 100% vegetarian bouillon cube. So I did some research on the web and compiled this made from the scratch Moroccan Lentil Soup.
The ingredients are same as the Spanish Lentil Soup except for the spices. My hubby liked the Moroccan Soup more than the Spanish one. But I liked both equally.

1 cup lentils
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 bell pepper
1 tomato
1 carrot
2 tsp oil
1 tsp lime juice

1 inch ginger
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp pepper flakes or chilli powder
You could also use 1-2 tsp garam masala instead of all the above spices.

Soak lentils in water for 1 hr. I make the soup in a pressure cooker, its faster. You can make it in a sauce pan.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pressure cooker, fry chopped onions & garlic for a minute. There is no need to brown them. Add the spices and fry for another minute. Add bell peppers, carrots, tomato and the lentils. Add water & salt. Cook for 3 whistles.

Serve hot with bread. You may squeeze juice of fresh lime on top. Just like paav bhaji.


Sangeeta said...

Hi Manjula,

Happy New Year. This is such a great recipe - so healthy :)

Aruna said...

Wow...Some different soup. I am gonna try this. Thanks

Asha said...

Looks great! With crusty bread, Mmm...!Thanks.Looking forward to more!

Happy 2007!

Arvind Kamath said...

Wow thanks a million as I am someone who cannot cook and life in the US is tough if you are not used to the bun and the burger. Recipes polon thonda uddha yetha :)

Arvind Kamath

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey im a new one to your blog.This is a nice recipe simple and healthy too.You have a nice blog.HAppy new year to you.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year

Do you have any recipes using Kuvale ?

Manjula said...

Hi Sangeeta, Aruna, Asha, Arvind, Dr. Sowmya, Aboli,
Thanks for visiting my blog and responding.

I am very very thankful to u for leaving a comment here. I got 2 more blogs to vist from today. Ur Ayurveda Sanjeevini is awesome.

Not yet posted any recipesz on KuvaLe yet. Will surely post in near future, whenever I find kuvaLe in market. Till then you can make my Sambar with kuvaLe. Just use kuvaLe chopped into cubes, tomatoes & onions in the sambar, no other veggies.


Sia said...

hi manjula,
my 1st visit here... came through googling:) hey r u by any chance from south canara? just today i posted genasale recipe and saw ur patroli...
great going... bring us more of good food