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                              RED LENTIL SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Indian
                 Appetizers                       Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Ghee
    1       md           Onion, chopped
   12       ea           Peppercorns
    4       ea           Bay leaves, crumbled
    3 3/4   c            Vegetable stock
      1/2   lb           Red lentils, washed
    2       tb           Chopped fresh parsley
    3       ea           Dry red chilies, seeded
                         Salt
    1       ea           1/2 piece of ginger, grated
 
   Heat ghee over low heat.  Add onion & cook til it
   softens, stirring ocassionally.  Add peppercorns & bay
   leaves & cook for 5 minutes.  Add stock, 1 c water,
   lentils, parsley, chilies & salt.  Cook over medium
   heat for 10 minutes.  When soup begins to boil, add
   ginger & cotinue to cook & stir for 10 minutes.  Serve
   hot.  Lentils should be soft.
   
   Adapted from Ismail Merchant “Indian Cuisine”
  
 
 
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