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Offline LaurenD

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Split Pea Soup
« on: August 20, 2007, 11:38:46 PM »
Does anyone have a good recipe for split pea soup or maybe one for a lentil soup? ??? Thanks!
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Re: Split Pea Soup
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 11:42:58 AM »
Indian Lentils: Toor Dahl

1/2 cup olive oil or ghee
1 cup lentils - presoaked and rinsed
1 small or 1/2 large onion - diced
4 cloves garlic - chopped
1 inch ginger - peeled and chopped
1 –1/4   tsp salt
1/8 tsp (or more) cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
8 tsp tomato sauce
6 cups water

1. Soak lentils in water overnight.
2. In medium-sized pot, slowly sauté onions in olive oil using medium heat.
Cook onions until edges are starting to brown.
3. Add garlic and ginger, cooking additional 1-2 minutes.
4. Add dry spices (salt, pepper, turmeric, cumin, coriander).  Mix
thoroughly and cook additional 1 minute, until spices are fragrant.
5. Add tomato sauce and mix thoroughly.  Cook until tomato sauce is bubbling
and fragrant.
6. Drain and rinse lentils.  Add to pot, along with 6 cups of water.
7. Bring pot to boil, then reduce heat and cover.  Simmer for approximately
45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  When lentils are very soft, ready to

NOURISHING TRADITIONS has recipes for both split pea and lentil soup.
Nori M. Hudson, BA, MS
Instructor, Bauman College, Berkeley
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition by and Registered with NANP
Certified Diet Counselor, Nutrition Educator,  Nutrition Consultant, and Nutrition Teacher through Bauman College

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Re: Split Pea Soup
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 12:03:56 PM »
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Offline MichalB

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Re: Split Pea Soup
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 10:55:52 PM »

Here's a recipe for lentil soup. It is wonderful when it is chilly outside. 

3-4 Tbs olive
1 onion - dices
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 cup green lentils - rinsed
2 tbs cumin
5 cups of water
1 –1/4  tsp salt
pepper to taste
1/8 tsp hot paprika (or to taste)
2 tbs cilantro  - chopped
1. In medium-sized pot, slowly sauté onions in olive oil using medium heat.
   Cook onions until edges are starting to brown.
3. Add garlic, cooking additional 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the lentils and the cumin. Mix.
5. Add 5 cups of water and bring pot to boil.
6. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about 50 minutes until the lentils are soft.
7. Add salt, pepper, and paprika.
8. Puree 1/2 of the soup in a blender/food processor and add to the rest of the soup.
9. Mix well. Add chopped cilantro.

Variations - you can add chopped carrots and/or zucchini.
                 You can replace the cilantro with dill.


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Re: Split Pea Soup
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 08:10:10 PM »
Hi Michal~
Just made your fantastic lentil soup!  It was perfect for this chilly evening in Point Reyes....I really looove that there is lots of cumin in it and I added a bit more hot paprika for even more heat - yum!

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Re: Split Pea Soup
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 03:50:24 PM »
This is one of my favorite soups for fall - it is easy to make and I usually have everything on hand. It is a very different take on the traditional split-pea soup.

Curry Spiced Split Pea Soup
-serves 4

1/2 c split peas (I like green & yellow mixed)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
28 oz can plum tomatoes, chopped
4 scallions, sliced
1/2 c diced carrots
1/2 c diced celery
1/2 c diced red pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
5 c veggie stock or water
1 Tbsp tamari
salt and freshly ground pepper
chopped parsley for garnish
sour cream or yogurt for garnish

1. Rinse the split peas, drain, and set aside
2. Heat the oil in a soup pot, stir in the scallions, carrots, celery, and peppers, and cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the curry and cook for 1 minute, stirring continually, until fragrant. Add the stock or water and lower the heat to simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 1 hour.
3. Stir in the tamari and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve garnished with chopped parsley and a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.

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Re: Split Pea Soup
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007, 10:30:41 AM »
For split pea soup, it is traditionally scandinavian to add ginger!  Of course, garlic is good too!