2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 stick of butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
- Melt butter in sauce pan, add onions and fry until wilted, then add garlic and stir for a minute. Add tomatoes, when the tomatoes start to cook down a bit (after about 5 minutes) add lentils and stir. Add water (about 3 cups).
-Bring to a boil, then simmer and let cook until the lentils are soft. Add spices.
-Place soup in blender and blend until smooth, return to heat, cook for a few more minutes, add water and salt if needed and serve! :)
This soup is really delicious with some olive oil, lemon, and pita chips.
For the true middle eastern version: Take out the garlic, replace spices (except for salt and pepper) with ground cumin. And replace butter with 1/4 cup olive oil.