Lentil soup is one of my favourite meals during winter. Especially the one with red lentils. In my opinion, they keep their texture a lot better than other kinds of lentils. It makes them the perfect addition to this lentil soup. This lentil soup is packed with flavour and vitamins. All of which you need for cold Autumn and Winter months. For this lentil soup recipe I used a lot of ginger and turmeric, both have wonderful health benefits. Along with carrots, garlic, mung beans and tomatoes.
Easy does it
The best thing about is that it’s super easy to make and it really fills you up. Basically, you put all your ingredients in your Crock Pot, put the lid on and let it cook for a few hours. Dinner is waiting for you when you get home. I usually make a big batch so that I can eat the lentil soup for lunch the next day. Pour the lentil soup into a jar and take it to work. You will be satisfied until dinner time, I promise. You can also easily freeze it as well.
The Crock-Pot way
Now as much as I love food and to cook. Everyday meals are just as stressful to me as to anyone else. I also have a confession to make, I hate doing dishes. A lot. I love it when I can use one pot only. My Crock Pot is my new best friend. It has given me my time back. I don’t have to watch anything. I put all of it in one pot, choose low heat or high heat, set the timer and then go off about my day. Pretty clever huh? It keeps warm until I turn it off. Such a good little helper!
- 65 gr red lentils uncooked
- 70 gr mung beans uncooked
- 3 smaller carrots
- 1 large rooted parsley
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 4 tbsp chopped parsley
- 3 tbsp fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp fresh turmeric you can replace with powdered
- 4 tsp flaked salt
- 3 tsp ground pepper
- 3-4 tsp flaked chilli
- 400 gr crushed tomatoes
- 250 ml water
- Peel the carrots and the rooted parsley and mince them finely.Chop the parsley and peel the garlic.
- Chop the parsley, peel and chop the garlic.
- Put all the ingredients in the Crock Pot put the lid on and set the timer to 6 hours on low heat. Serve with sour cream or non-dairy sour cream.
You can, of course, make this recipe even if you don’t have a Crock Pot. Use a thick-bottomed pot and double the water and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil for about 10 minutes and then let it simmer for 6 hours with the lid on. Make sure you keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.