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Iftar Recipe: By Kehkashan Ayyub
Middle Eastern Lentil Soup
2 cups red lentils
1 large carrot, cubed
1 large yellow onion, chopped
6 cups vegetable stock or water
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2tbsp hot sauce
4tbsp of olive oil
4tbsp of fried onion.
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium pot, add olive oil. Saute onions to just soft stage and carrots.
Add all the spices, add washed and drained lentils and lightly roast.
Then add either water or vegetable stock. Bring to boil.
Add hot sauce and reduce heat and cook until the lentils are soft and mushy. (For about 30-40 minutes).
When the soup is ready, using hand blender, turn it into a creamy soup. Combine fried onions with the soup and mix it well. Garnish with chilli flakes and coriander.
Serve with pita croutons and lemon wedges.