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Soups

“Do you hate soups as much as I hate them?” Periphrase of  the famous Russian quote “Do you love countryside as much as I do?”  (Love-hate, countryside – soup).
I used to hate soups. Probably it is due my Soviet childhood. Soups didn’t look well those days: transparent (there were not much to put in), runny, with random pieces of potatoes and carrots, not tasty (Hello, school canteen!). I considered them a waste of time and space in the stomach.

All changed when I started to discover what really delicious, rich of tastes and character, aromatic, soups are. And was amazed.

One of my favourite types of soup is a Lentils soup. Lentils as it is was a great discovery as I wasn’t familiar with this beast who is now my frequent guest and a close friend.

ALLORA Ladies and Gentlemen…

LENTILS SOUP

Ingredients:

  •  one cup of red lentils
  • 3 cups of water
  • Chicken stock
  • Chopped tomatoes (1 can)
  • Onion
  • Garlic (1 clove)
  • 1 tb spoon of olive or a grapeseed oil
  • grated parmesan

Spices

  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Curry

Preparation:
Rinse the lentils well.

Prepare a chicken stock – with the cube (dissolving it in the hot water) or the real chicken. Boil lentils for 15 min. While the lentils is cooking, prepare the spices.

I have already mentioned somewhere that spices give their aromas when you preheat them in a pan (dry or with a bit of oil) for a few min (may be 1 min). Thats how I do it: preheat on a dry pan for a minute or two, than add the olive oil and chopped onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 min – the onion has to become golden and soft.

Add the spices+ the onion to the lentils.

Add a can of chopped tomatoes.

Simmer for a few (5-15) minutes. Cool down.

And now..tadaaammm!! the best part! That what makes the soup really interesting and incredibly tasty!!

Blend it!!! Dont miss this part please.

Feel free to add a grated parmesan to your plate!

ENJOY!!! 🙂

What to pay attention to: 

Spices. You will have to experiment with them and find out the combination YOU prefer. E.g. I like a touch of cumin and some people would put a handful of it! Same with turmetic. Try and add more if you think will like it! Experiment!

Added value:

It will take you only 30 min or less to make this soup from scratch! And requires minimum cooking skills. If you want a more nourishing version, add pieces of boiled chicken to the soup and also blend them together with the lentils. It will be great!

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