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Indian Red Lentil Soup

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!”

Crimson Lentils
Indian Red Lentil Soup
Indian Red Lentil Soup
Crimson Lentils
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Servings 4Servings
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
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  1. Wash the lentils - scrub well and rinse with water twice.
  2. Put lentils into a pot or large microwave-safe glass bowl. Add water and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Chop each garlic clove into 7 or 8 pieces, add them to the lentils and water.
  4. Slit the green chilies, add them to the lentils.
  5. Add salt to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon).
  6. Bring to a boil and cook for 25 minutes (less if you are using Petite Crimson Lentils) or microwave at the highest power for 16 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for 4-5 minutes. If the lentils have become too thick, add a hot water to adjust the consistency.
  8. To serve as a soup: serve in bowls and garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
  9. To serve as a dal, ladle over hot white rice or savory millet.
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