*THIS RECIPE REQUIRES DAY BEFORE PREPARATION!*
Arabic Lentil Soup
1 cup yellow lentils
2 tbs butter
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, finely diced
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chili flakes (optional)
3-4 cups chicken stock
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
coriander or parsley to garnish
Rinse and soak lentils in water overnight.
When you are ready to make the soup, drain the water out of the lentils. In a pan, heat butter until it melts. Add onions and cook over medium heat until it JUST starts to caramelize. Add the lentils, tomato, cumin powder, chili flakes and stock. Boil for around half an hour or until the lentils are cooked. You can adjust the stock amount depending on how thick you want the soup to be. When cooked, run the soup in a blender until completely smooth. Season with salt, pepper and lemon. Garnish with coriander and enjoy!