~1 cup Masoor dal (Red Lentils)
~1/4 teaspoon tumeric
~1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
~1/4 stick cinnamon
~1 teaspoon salt
~1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
~1 teaspoon cumin powder
~1/2 onion diced
~Fresh Cilantro, optional
1.) Place first seven ingredients, together in a medium saucepan.
2.) Fill the pot with water just 1-2 inches above the mixture. (Edit ~ 4cups of water)
3.) Bring the pot to a boil, and then decrease heat to a low simmer
4.) Cover & cook until the lentils are soft and tender, and have a porridge like consistency. This takes me about 35-40 minutes.
5.) Meanwhile, lightly brown the diced onions with oil, in a small pan.
6.) After lentils have cooked, add the cooked onions to the lentil soup. Cook for one-two minutes.
7.) Salt the lentil soup to taste and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with Basmati Rice.
Serves: 2-3 Prep: 5 minutes Cook time:~35-40 minutes
15 points for the whole pot