Egyptian Lentils Soup

This is a simple Spicy Lentil Soup, it is filled with vegetarian ingredients and delicious, also packed with flavors. give it a try today and let us know how it comes out.

Egyptian Lentils Soup

Recipe by Tw RecipiesCourse: Soups, continentalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

This is a simple Egyptian Lentil Soup, it is filled with vegetarian ingredients and delicious, also packed with flavors. give it a try today and let us know how it comes out.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil

  • ½ cup sliced carrots

  • ½ cup diced tomato

  • ⅓ cup sliced yellow onion

  • 2 tablespoons sliced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 ½ cups yellow or red lentils

  • 9 cups water

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add carrots, tomato, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomato has broken down and is starting to stick to the bottom of the pan, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until the tomato paste is browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add lentils and water; bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft and the soup is thickened, about 25 minutes.
  • Puree the soup using an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender until smooth.

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