Amrita Hazra, a researcher who is at UC Berkley launching her own Millet Underground, offers this recipe for an Indian lentil soup. She says,”I make this at least twice a week, because it is so simple!”
A variation on the classic French spread of olives, capers, and garlic that has been lightened up with lentils. Serve with toasted French bread, pita bread, or chips.
Many of the ingredients used in this recipe were original to the New World, while others represent the cultures that followed Columbus after his first voyage, such as lentils – try Timeless Black Beluga Lentils® – and spices.