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[Indian] Lentil Soup with Coconut

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I cannot forget my first experience with real indian style foods. I used to be familiar with very koreanized curry and that was all I had for indian food.

As a big fan of all kinds of foods made of beans, this is A wonderful soup in my life!! of course, healthy and not greasy!! :)
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Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 45 minutes.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 cups water
1 pound dried small red lentils, washed and picked over
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation
1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion; sauté 5 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Stir in the water, lentils, coconut milk, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
2. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Then stir in salt and pepper.

Yield
10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 196; FAT 3g (sat 1g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.0g); CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 25mg; CARBOHYDRATE 30g; SODIUM 129mg; PROTEIN 13g; FIBER 7g; IRON 3mg

Mark Bittman , Health, MARCH 2006 The Best Recipes in the World

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