Red lentils soup



  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs pepper paste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 -1 tsp red pepper flakes depends on how spicy you like it.
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbs dried mint
  • 3-4 tbs vegetable oil
  • 5 cups Vegetable or chicken broth

Method :

  1. Sauté the finely chopped onion in oil until translucent,
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, pepper paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the rinsed lentils, potato and carrot, and stir for 1 minutes.
  4. Add 5 cups of broth and boil until the lentils are fully cooked.
  5. Add spices, and stir.
  6. Blend the soup with the hand mixer into a smooth consistency. 
  7. Crush the dried mint in between your hands.
  8. Stir to combine, If it’s too thick add some more hot waterproof broth.
  9. Taste it to adjust salt.
  10. Serve in a bowl with a piece of lemon and pita bread crackers.


You can make pita bread crackers at home by having pita bread cut into small pieces and fry or bake them.



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