Recipes – Simple Red Lentil Soup

Simple Red Lentil Soup:
good source of Magnesium

2 cups of split red lentils
6 cups of water
¼ of fresh onion, finely chopped
2 medium size tomatoes (like roma tomatoes)
Tea spoon of fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 table spoon of turmeric
Whole black peppercorns – 5-6
1 table spoon of butter
Salt to taste
Fresh cilantro, for garnish
Hot chili sauce for serving – optional

Combine all the ingredients, except cilantro and hot souse, in rice cooker. Select “cook rice” setting and cook for about 20 minutes or until lentils are soft and mushy. Garnish with cilantro and hot chili souse. Serve with your favorite crackers or bread.
Variation: use 5 cups of water, instead of six, for thicker consistency and serve as a stew over rice.
Serves 4 as an appetizer or 2 as a main dish