Today would have been my dear Grandma’s 97th birthday. Unfortunately, she left us 5 years ago but she will forever have a very special place in my heart. One of many things she taught me was the importance of a home cooked meal (and a nicely set table). When you visit her, she always served amazing meals prepared with love and specifically designed for you (when I turned vegetarian at age of 15 she always put extra effort in finding new recipes to try out with me). So to honor the memory of her today, I decided to make this Red Lentil Soup that she once taught me to make. It’s so easy to make and only takes about 15-20 min.
1 diced onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup red lentils
1 can diced tomatoes
1-1.5 cup vegetable broth (or water + 1 bouillon cube)
Curry, turmeric, paprika powder, cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
1. Lightly brown onion and garlic with some olive oil.
2. Add red lentils and spices. Stir for a couple of minutes.
3. Add diced tomatoes and vegetable broth and boil for approximately 15 min.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Optional: add a dash of coconut milk for some extra creaminess and taste.