Typical dinner: quick lentil soup ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

13 October 2010

Typical dinner: quick lentil soup

We've been feeling a little run down lately, maybe because of all the crazy amounts of work plus crazy amounts of weekend activity. So I made totally easy, healthy food for maximum feeling better.

Lentil soup: soften onion, a little garlic, and some finely diced hot pepper in olive oil with curry powder, garam masala, cumin, ginger, turmeric, and brown mustard seeds. Cover with a couple cups of water or veg broth and bring to a boil. Scrub and finely dice a potato or two while you're waiting for things to warm up; I usually make half-inch cubes. When the soup is boiling, add the potato and a few big handfuls of red lentils. Bring the business back up to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for maybe 20 minutes, or until both the lentils and potatoes are done. Salt and pepper. If you want a thicker soup, take off the cover and let it reduce a bit.

Eat it with lemon squeezed over the top and a bunch of flatbread warmed up in the toaster oven. Drink mint tea. Feel better. Get in bed.


Jes said...

Beautiful lentil soup! Perfect for a run-down day. The Indian spices sound especially yummy in it :)

Eileen said...

Yay, thanks Jes!