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Old 01-30-2008, 12:29 AM   #1
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ISO Lentil soup recipes and ideas

Okay so I have a few lentils around. I have about a cup and a half.
Is that enough for soup for 2?
And any ideas on making some soup?
How do I cook the lentils?
What are some good herbs to use with them?
What else to serve with the soup?

I haven't made lentil soup before and wanted to try. Any help will do.
Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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chicken broth
diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes
ground cumin
chili powder
bay leaf
sausage (kielbasa or andouille)

That's what I would add to lentil soup anyway.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:58 AM   #3
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how long would you cook it for?
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:36 AM   #4
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I make lentils often, usually they only take 20ish minutes when cooking by themselves. When I make lentil soup I cook the veg first in olive oil (celery carrots onion garlic) for about ten minutes. Then add water, lentils and tomatoes and cook for 30-45 minutes.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:44 AM   #5
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I use a smoked ham hock in my lentil soup. I do the same as redkitty with the veg's then throw the rest in. I usually add s & p and a bay leaf, also. It's usually very good. At least, we like it.
By the way, I can never find "french" lentils that a lot of recipes call for. Can I just sub plain old brown lentils?
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:53 AM   #6
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I think you can sub brown for french lentils! French lentils (puy) are very easy to find here so I use them often. I use red and green and brown lentils too!
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #7
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When I cook lentils, not really a soup) I sometimes like to add Garam Masala towrad the very end of cooking. It adds a different, but yet very pleasing flavor that I enjoy!
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:31 AM   #8
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No wonder we get along so well Uncle B, I put the same thing in my lentil soup!
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:42 AM   #9
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I can give you a recipe for Indian lentil soup

Boil the lentils with a handful sweet peas
add a pinch of turmeric powder
heat some in a pan and fry some chopped tomatoes, onions and garlics
pour the lentil in the pan
add sugar and salt according to taste
boil for 5 min
add chopped coriander
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:48 AM   #10
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When I cook lentils, not really a soup) I sometimes like to add Garam Masala towrad the very end of cooking. It adds a different, but yet very pleasing flavor that I enjoy!
We also add garam masala

And if you add ghee (clarified butter) and garam masala both I think the flavor will be more pleasing.
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