Simple & Smooth Lentil Soup
1.25 cup brown lentils
3 flavorful bay leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red chilli pepper
7 cups water
8-1 0 sprigs fresh cilantro (optional)
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala (Indain spice, also optional)
Cook lentils with water and salt in large pot until very soft. (A pressure cooker can be used in this step to save a bunch of time. -- cook on low flame for about 40 min.)
Once lentils are soft, take one cup at a time of the mixture and place in blender. Blend for about 4 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to another large pan.
Add pepper, garam masala and bay leaves. Allow to simmer on low flame for 10-20 minutes. Remove bay leaves and add cillantro and cinnamon.
Enjoy! Serve with rice.
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