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Lentil Soup is one of those powerhouse recipes that everyone needs to have in their back pocket. It’s a core foundation to your kitchen (and your life) that will serve you well from now until basically forever. Lentil soup is filling and comforting without forsaking nutritional density or incredible flavor. It’s versatile, vegan, and, better yet, basically free.
This was a little effortful the first time, but I think, in the future, I'll be able to throw this together in about 20 minutes. Boil water, start rice in rice cooker, cook lentils, mix spices together in coconut milk. Once lentils are done, mix in spices/coconut milk. Then rice is done. BAM. Also, I cooked the rice with half water, half coconut milk, and salt.
Easy red lentil dhal - 2 ½ cups red or pink lentils, 5-6 cups of water (a large pot half full), 2 tablespoons curry paste, ½ cup coconut milk, ⅓ cup water, 2 teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon cayenne, 2 teaspoons curry powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, lime juice