Low fat vegan dishes.
"The fat you eat is the fat you wear". - John McDougall, MD
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Curried Red Lentil Soup
This is a really simple and cheap soup to make. It's based on a McDougall recipe which I have modified slightly.
2 cups chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 7 1/2 cups water 1 tsp turmeric 3/4 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/8 tsp cayenne 1 1/2 cups red lentils 2 medium potatoes, finely diced 1 carrot, finely diced 1 tsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
Saute the onion and garlic in 1/2 cup of the water in a large pot until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the seasonings and cook for 1 minute. Add the lentils, potatoes and carrots and the remaining water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for an hour. Stir in the vinegar and garnish with parsley or cilantro before serving.