Archive for February 2016

VEGETABLE AND LENTIL SOUP
(8-10 PORTIONS)

This is one of my favourite soup recipes as it brings Vata dosha all it needs to be in peace. Easy to make, it will calm your body, your mind, and your environment. It has warming and grounding energy.  It is a complete meal in itself, but you can also serve it with some fresh bread. It is very nutritious, delicious, and also vegan.

  • 2 tablespoons of ghee or olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 sweet potato or yam chopped in 1cm cubes
  • 3 carrots chopped in 1cm cubes
  • 1 rutabaga chopped in 1cm cubes
  • 5-6 Roma tomatoes blanched and chopped
  • 25-30 green beans chopped or 1 chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup of split mung beans or green lentils, well rinsed
  • Herbs: 1 teaspoon of each: freshly grounded fennel seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 liters of fresh filtered water
  • Fresh cilantro leaves to taste

Sauté the onion and leek in the ghee (or olive oil) until golden, about 4-5 minutes, add the herbs and mix well.  Add the lentils and the tomatoes, stir, and then add the vegetables: root veggies first, mix well, add half the water and bring to boil, cook for 5-10 minutes. Then add the beans or the broccoli florets and the rest of the water. Bring to boil again, then lower to simmer for 45 minutes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add fresh cilantro, serve and enjoy!

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