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Dahl Soup

From Marty

Prepping in advance pays off big time with this soup. If you can prep some homemade yellow curry paste (pinchofyum.com/easy-homemade-yellow-curry-paste), it is very easy and quick to make. AND it makes 2 Cups. So use what you need, and freeze the rest. The recipe calls for lemon grass paste, which I also made from scratch and froze to use to make more yellow curry paste for later.

Lemon Grass Paste: geniuskitchen.com/recipe/lemongrass-paste-460478


I know it sounds like a lot of trouble, but it's just so worth it. I love having homemade yellow curry paste in my freezer to use for dahl or other dishes. It makes your experience in the kitchen so much fun and flavorful - and saves time.

Dahl soup is comforting and full of flavor. It freezes well and makes a great meal for later. Serve it with greens, a side of crusty bread or just have it alone. I make this for guests as an appetizer, in small bowls. Garnished with the vibrant green chopped cilantro and a sprinkle of spice - this gorgeous sunny yellow dish is beautiful to look at and to eat.


1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 tsp. mustard seeds

1 TBS. coconut oil

1 medium onion, chopped fine

1/2 C. yellow curry paste

1 tomato, diced small

1 1/2 C. red lentils, rinsed

1 Can of coconut milk (full fat variety)

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. salt

water

Fresh cilantro, chopped


In a small heated frying pan, dry toast the seeds until you hear them pop - you should smell the aroma from the pan when they are close to toasted, about a minute or two. Keep a close eye as they can burn quickly. In a large soup pot heat the oil until melted. Add the onion and cook until soft (about 5-7 minutes)

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Add the curry paste and stir well. Then add the tomato and stir. Add the lentils and 3 C. water and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook on low for 30 minutes or until the lentils have fully cooked and dissolved into the soup.

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Stir in the coconut milk, cayenne and salt. Allow for the flavors to mix before tasting it. Adjust seasoning as needed. Serve with chopped cilantro and a small sprinkle of cayenne or other spice. Serve hot and enjoy.

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