Tomato Lentil Soup for the soul…and pocket

Aren’t soups so budget friendly(not that I’m calculating:)) ?

Although we are not real soup fans(nutritional advantages ,notwithstanding) i try to include a soup night every once in a while . This one is so easy to prepare , healthy and diet-friendly AND cheap….No I wasn’t ‘inspired’ by the Dubai Crisis.

Talking of which do you think it will affect India too much?

I have always felt that Dubai was a country living an unreal dream.

What with its man made islands, fantastical over-the-top extravagances like a black-diamond ski resort,glittering spectacle and conspicuous consumption.

But now it looks like the bubble is about to burst….the Dubai government has debts of £52 billion, and it’s rising fast as investment continues at its breakneck pace. Lets see what happens…..

Anyway on a lighter note(before i get to the soup)here’s something my sis-in-law mailed me…

The Soup now.
Source- Inspired from here
Ingredients

* 500g Fresh Tomatoes. chopped
* 1 tbs Cumin
* 1 Onion. chopped
* 100g Split red lentils
* 2 Cloves garlic. crushed
* 500ml Vegetable stock
* 1/4 cup coconut milk

Method

Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the crushed garlic and the chopped onion.
Saute it for a few minutes and the add the tomatoes. Let it simmer for about 8 minutes.
Throw in the lentils and the cumin and the veg stock. Bring to boil and then let it simmer for about 45 minutes.
Let it cool completely. Keeping maybe 1 cup of the soup aside blitz the remaining in the food processor and then return to stove along with the soup you had kept aside. Simmer until it reaches desired consistency. Add the coconut milk.
Add seasoning to taste.

Voila hot sizzling and nutritious soup ready!!

This one goes to mingle at the Soup party at Monthly Mingle founded by the mind-blowing wonderful blog whatsforlunchhoney and being hosted by the equally inspiring Tongue ticklers.

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