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Lentil Soup #05

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Bag lentils
  • 1 1/2 -(up to)
  • 2 c Carrots; chopped fine (I
  • -like to use a little more
  • -carrots)
  • 1 1/2 c White or yellow onion;
  • -chopped fine
  • 1 c Celery; chopped fine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)


Wash your lentils well, and check them for rocks and bugs, etc. Combine
the lentils and the vegetables in a big pot with about 4 cups of water
(that's an estimate, use a little more if that doesn't seem like enough,
but try not to use *too much*). Bring this to a boil, and then let it
simmer until it has cooked down some and your lentils are soft. Then take
the soup a cupful at a time and blend it in your blender until it is smooth
(you will need a second pot to transfer it into after blending it). Your
soup should be fairly thick by now, and bring it to a boil once again, and
then let it simmer another fifteen or twenty minutes. Last but not least,
add 1 whole teaspoon of pepper, a teaspoon of salt, and a couple of pinches
of cayenne pepper.

The original recipe for this soup said to serve it with a dab of sour
cream in the center of the bowl, which seems odd to me, but it's kind of
tasty in a strange way. It's also very good with pita bread or any kind of
Indian bread because it's very thick and easy to pick up with a hunk of

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