This is a great wholesome soup from my childhood. I hope you enjoy it.
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 250 g brown lentils
- 2 large carrots
- 1 medium onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 celery stick
- 1tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp savory (if you have it)
- 1 tsp mint
- salt and pepper to taste
Wash and soak the lentils overnight.
Chop the carrots, celery, garlic and onions and saute in the olive oil for 5 minutes until soft. Add the paprika and cook for a further minutes stirring constantly, you don’t want the paprika to burn.
Add the lentils and fill the pot with water about 2-3 inches above the lentils. Add the herbs, season and bring to the boil (the more water you add the thinner the soup and vice versa). Mix the corn flour with a little cold water into a paste and add to the soup in order to slightly thicken it. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes or until the lentils is cooked, but not mushy. Optionally you can add some cooked sausages to the soup.
Serve with ryvita crackers or wholemeal bread for a healthy kick.
I hope you enjoy my recipe, please let me know what you think!