Thursday, August 6, 2015

George Harrison's Dark Horse Lentil Soup

1 red chili
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 large onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup lentils (one or more types of lentils can be used)
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 carrots, chopped
2 potatoes, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan. When oil is good and hot, add the red chili and cumin seeds. When the seeds stop sputtering, brown the onions and garlic in the seasoned oil. In a separate deep pan, wash the lentils in plenty of water. When  clean, liberally cover with water. When the onions are browned, add them to the pan of lentils. Now add tomatoes, peppers, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Potatoes and carrots and small boiling onions may be added for a more substantial meal. Bring to the boil, cover, and turn down to very low heat. The soup is ready to serve in an hour and tastes better the next day.

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