Indian style lentil soup

This dish is what my 7 year old son requested for his birthday dinner. That lentil soup you made with those papa crunchy things? *laughs* You will need a large stockpot to make this one. Starts out like big hair, then is flat by the end of the day. Ha!

Great served with papadums. Kind of like a lentil cracker. Can usually be found at your local natural/organic grocery store. I'm in the process of learning to make them from scratch. Will update with how that goes. :o)

1 small head cabbage, chopped medium
1 small head cauliflower, chopped
4 carrots sliced
1 head garlic chopped
1 onion chopped
1 cup lentils (your choice, the above photo has 2 kinds, french and green)
5 cups water (may need more, water should go 1/2 inch above vegetables)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can coconut milk (or 1 pint whipping cream)
1 tablespoon garam masala seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Over medium heat, with a drizzle of olive oil cook onions and garlic. When onions are translucent, add garam masala. Stir for 5 mins, add carrots, cabbage and cauliflower. Let cook for 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Add lentils and water. Bring to a boil, turn down to low medium and let cook for 1.5 hours. Add diced tomatoes and coconut milk (or cream). Turn heat up to medium and cook for another 30 mins.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo I am saving this one sounds soo good- I love how simple and awesome indian food is- i wish i would have discovered it years ago