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Super Easy Lentil Not-Quite-Soup

What you need: 

4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 or 5 carrots, chopped really small so they get mushy
2 tablespoon olive oil (optional, makes the soup less freakishly healthy)
2 pounds of lentils (about 7 cups)
1 teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
salt to taste

What you do: 

Put garlic, onion, carrots, oil, and lentils in a big soup pot (I always use a cast iron pot). Add water until its about an inch above the lentils and stuff. Cook on low-medium-low (2 out of 10 on my stove, with 10 being the highest) for a few hours, until everything starts to get mushy. Add spices and cook for another half hour.
I usually wait to add salt to each serving because its easy to add too much.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes plus 2-3 hours
Cooking Time: 
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