A rich and filling soup with an amazing oriental smell. Easy to prepare even for beginners. Lentils are also an excellent source of vegetable protein for vegetarians and vegans.
1 large chopped onion
4 cups chicken soup (It’s OK from a powder)
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Pinch of chili powder
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup red lentils
1/3 cup chopped coriander
1 large coarsely grated carrot
Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion and garlic until the onion is golden.
Add the cumin, tomato paste, chili, salt and pepper and continue to fry for 1-2 minutes until the smell of spices gets stronger.
Add carrots, lentils and chicken soup.
Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook for half an hour until the lentils are soft.
Grind the soup in a food processor or with a hand blender and transfer to a clean pot.
Add lemon juice and coriander and mix well.