Dahl Soup


5 cups water

12 cups water

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cumin

8 cloves garlic, chopped fine

2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoon salt

2 small onions, chopped

1 1/2 cup red or brown lentils

4 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar

cooked brown rice


Boil 5 cups of water in a large pot. Add turmeric, garlic, salt and pepper, onion and lentils. Cook on medium-low heat until lentils are cooked through and most of the water has evaporated, about 30 minutes.

Mash the lentils into a paste with a potato masher, using a little water if necessary. Pour in about 12 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and salt to taste. Stir cooked white rice into the soup at the end to make it very thick.