Curried Red Lentil Soup
This curried red lentil soup is inspired by the Indian side dish dal; the Hindi word means “split” and refers to the split peas or lentils used in its preparation. Fragrant ginger, curry, cinnamon and cumin add lots of rich flavor. Look for lentils and spices in bulk--you'll often get a better deal and you can buy just the amount you need.
Ingredient notes: Red lentils are excellent in soups, salads and vegetarian stews. You can find them in the natural-foods section of your supermarket or in natural-foods stores.
Look for mango chutney in the Indian section of the supermarket. Not sure what else to do with mango chutney? Whisk some with yogurt for a quick dressing, dip or marinade. Or serve with grilled meat, fish or chicken.
1 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat