Sunday, 27 November 2011

Lentils dish

From Nella on twitter I received the following recipe to make a lentil soup. Unfortunately I got the measurement wrong because I didn't know that the digital scales could be adjusted to liquid too. You've guessed it already I don't measure lot's in the kitchen. So in stead of soup it became a lentil dish but every so nice. So I give you the dish version, to feed the orphanage!

Shopping List:
8 tomatoes
500 gr red lentils (but any color will do)
100 gr fresh spinach
50 gr real butter
1 large carrot
1 red onion
2 sticks of cellery
1 clove of garlic
(fresh) ginger
1 red chilli
2 cubes of vegetable stock
herbs: (ground) cumin, coriander,turmeric
black pepper and salt

Scrape the carrots and cut the carrot into slices
Cut the celery into small pieces
Chop the red onion
Chop the garlic finely
Melt the butter in a large (soup) pot
Sauté the
onion. the garlic, carrot and celery
Let the vegetables simmer about 10 minutes until the carrot is soft
Meanwhile, peel the ginger root and cut into slices
Remove the seeds from the red chilli and cut into rings
Cut the tomatoes into chunks
Dissolve bouillon cubes in 1 liter water and bring to a boil
Add the ginger, red chilli and lentils to the vegetables in the pan
Season the mixture with ground coriander, ground cumin and ground turmeric
A short bake and then add the broth
Add the tomatoes

Bring the soup to a boil
Regular stir
Let the soup simmer gently for until the lentils are tender
You probably have to add more water

Add the fresh spinach
Let the soup boil for one minute
Bring the soup to taste (freshly ground) pepper and salt
Serve the soup in a soup bowl

We have served this dish with sausages and French bread.