Alex's Recipes


Robin's Bean or Lentil Soup


garam masala to everyone!



3 Onions diced
½ T fresh garlic
1 t fresh ginger *[optional]
¼ C butter or oil
1 T garam masala
1 t. ground coriander
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. turmeric powder
¾ T salt
2 C. fresh tomatoes diced [or canned]
2 C. sliced mushrooms
1 ½ C. lentils washed or black beans
2 C. carrots diced or sliced
½ bunch fresh cilantro
8 C. water or broth


In soup pot, saute onions, garlic and ginger in butter until dark brown. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala. Saute one to two minutes more. Add tomatoes, lentils, and water, cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and cook until lentils are almost done [about one hour].

Add carrots, mushrooms, and salt, cook until carrots are done. Set aside a few sprigs of cilantro for garnish. Wash and chop the rest, using some of the stem. Put chopped cilantro into the soup and use cilantro sprigs to garnish each bowl when served.






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