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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lentils and Carrot Soup

Last week was pretty busy ...I was drenched from head to toe...in preparing for my very first "Lil Chefs" workshop at TheSizzlingPan!! Pictures of the workshop are here:https://www.facebook.com/Thesizzlingpan
Amongst all the craziness happening last week, 'M' was out of town for 2 days. That is when this 'soup' happened for a quick lunch!
1 Cup lentils/ whole Masoor
1/2 cup baby carrots sliced into circles.
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1tbsp Olive oil
1tsp cumin powder powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4tsp black ground pepper

Fresh cilantro for garnish
Sour cream for topping

1) Wash and soak the lentils for 3-4 hrs in water.
2) Heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and garlic.Fry for couple mins.
3) Add the lentils and carrots.Add the rest of the spices.Add 2-3 cups water and Mix.
4) Let the soup boil till the lentils are tender.Add the salt.Add more water to make the correct consistency.
5) Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream.Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve along with crunchy croutons!!