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Red lentil soup with fresh coriander

5 Feb

It is so so so cold here at the moment.  It’s all I talk about to anyone I meet. At bit like when I had newborn twins and all I talked about with anyone who even made eye contact with me was sleep deprivation.   It was actually -15 when we got home from a party last night at midnight.  I’ve decided to not leave the house until the Italian weather smartens up and the crocuses (croci ?) start sprouting.  I keep expecting to find my chickens frozen solid in their little house in the morning when I take them their heated water and kitchen scraps.  How can they survive?  I’m seriously thinking of knitting them this or this.  So of course to make us all feel warmer I decided to make one of my favorite soups.  It’s a recipe from my mother and I actually have no idea where she found it.  It’s delicious and so flavourful.  Lots of fresh coriander is a must. I have a thing for photographing food in mason jars lately.,,,,

Red Lentil Soup with Fresh Coriander.

2 onions finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic finely chopped

3/4 cup red lentils

820 grams  crushed tomatoes (or 2 large cans)

1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/3 cup fresh coriander, chopped

2 tsp tumeric

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp black pepper

Cumin to taste (I put a lot)

1. Saute oil, onions and garlic for 2-4 minutes.

2. Add all other ingredients, bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

4. Puree soup (or not) to desired consistency.

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