Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Garam Masala Lentil Soup

Adapted from this site:

1 lg onion, chopped
2 Tbsp coconut oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 c lentils, rinsed
1 c brown rice
8 c water
1 can of coconut milk (14oz)
Salt to taste

In lg pot cook onions an turmeric in oil for about 5 min. Add garlic. Cook about 5 min more. Add water, lentils and rice and bring to a simmer.Turn heat to low and cook until lentils and rice are soft, about 45 min.
Use immersion blender to blend to desired consistency.

Make Tadka:
1/4 c coconut oil
3/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Melt coconut oil in small saucepan. Add spices and stir until you can smell the spices. Don't burn! 

Whisk Tadka into the soup. Add coconut milk, bring back to a simmer, add salt to taste, and serve.

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