Comforting and Healthy Lentil Soup

Comforting and Healthy Lentil Soup
Healthy Lentil Soup
I love this lentil soup and it is one of my go-to foods when I need comfort. Lentils are a high source of protein. Eat with rice and a side yogurt or a glass of milk to make a complete meal.
  1. Wash lentils and place into a medium sized pot.
  2. Add water, curry leaves, salt and turmeric.
  3. Cook on medium until boiling, then turn onto low.
  4. Cook until lentils are soft adding more water if required.
  5. Put oil into a small frying pan and heat on medium-low.
  6. Add the cumin and mustard seeds.
When the seeds start to pop
  1. Add the ginger and cook until fragrant (approx. 1 minute).
  2. Add the red pepper (optional) and cook another minute.
  3. Pour the oil and seeds mixture into the lentils, mix.
  4. Cook for another minute until the oil permeates the soup.
  5. Serve as a soup or over rice.