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I want to make that thin lentil soup you sometimes get at buffets...

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SharingMichelle Fri 29-Jul-16 19:50:09

It's sometimes a bit spicy (I'd make it a lot spicy) and the base liquid is almost clear - well, very thin anyway, and it has lentils and little bits of veg in it... carrots and celery maybe?

Anyone know what I mean?

Anyone got a recipe?

It has to be thin, not thick.

ppeatfruit Sat 30-Jul-16 14:17:56

Do you mean dahl Sharing? If you do. it usually has finely cut onions in it.It's easy to make. with the orange lentils that go yellow when cooked.

Dripdrop Sat 30-Jul-16 17:04:47

Or maybe Italian wedding soup? castlesandcooks.com/2012/03/27/cooks-recipe-lentil-italian-wedding-soup/

Mummyoftwo91 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:33:04

There is a lovely Turkish lentil soup but it's quite thick?

LordEmsworth Sat 30-Jul-16 19:46:01

Sambhar - like a broth eaten with rice?

SharingMichelle Sat 30-Jul-16 20:01:19

Def not dahl. Much soupier than dahl.

Italian and Turkish soups too thick too.

It's not sambhar, but actually that's a good point, it's not a million miles from sambhar. Fewer veggies and no drumsticks. Oh, but both my attempts to make sambhar have been dreadful.

It's just, sort of... broth, with the odd lentil or bit of veg floating about in it. Quite clear, mostly.

ppeatfruit Sat 30-Jul-16 20:44:08

Could it be consommé ? Which is a clear, meaty soup with maybe a few veg. but not with lentils (well I've never seen it with lentils).

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 30-Jul-16 20:47:46

My mum makes it, green lentils, carrots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, bay leaf.

I sometimes add some finely shredded spinach.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 30-Jul-16 21:00:30

The only type I can think of is definitely not spicy at all, and made with ham stock, onion, carrots and lentils.
You could use celery, I don't as I hate it.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 30-Jul-16 21:03:21

Oh yes, celery or rather celeriac too.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 30-Jul-16 21:09:42

Soup at a buffet?

StopShoutingAtYourBrother Sat 30-Jul-16 21:21:30

Chop onion and put it in a pan with 6 cups of boiling water and 4 or 5 (according to taste) chicken stock cubes. Don't use vegetable stock unless you vegetarian otherwise it doesn't taste right!
Add 1.5 cups of washed red lentils.
Stir once, cover then leave alone to simmer for an hour.
After an hour blend using hand held blender.
Add teaspoon or 2 of cumin.
Add lemon juice to taste when serving.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 30-Jul-16 21:24:45

Noooooooooo.
No stock cubes, no blending.

malin100 Sat 30-Jul-16 21:47:45

Like Scots vegetable broth? Could give you my family recipe, I suppose! wink

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 30-Jul-16 21:49:22

First things first.

What kind of lentils OP? You're not giving us much to work with.

ppeatfruit Sun 31-Jul-16 07:07:06

StopShouting That's dahl ! The OP said it isn't dahl grin .

I would use that recipe though (bar the stock cubes, I don't like their ingredients). I've always wanted to know how to make dahl.

JellyMouldJnr Sun 31-Jul-16 07:11:58

Like making I thought of Scottish veggie broth.

JellyMouldJnr Sun 31-Jul-16 07:12:20

I mean like malin!

babybat Tue 02-Aug-16 19:40:35

Are you thinking of Rasam? Kind of like sambhar but not quite? indianhealthyrecipes.com/tomato-charu-recipe-tomato-rasam-recipe-andhra-style/

SharingMichelle Tue 02-Aug-16 19:43:53

Cor, that looks really good. I'm going to make rasam. I'll let you know if it turns out to be the thing I was thinking of.

Also Scots veg broth looks good, but it isn't what I meant.

Bumpkin2 Fri 05-Aug-16 06:23:05

I make a Greek style lentil soup that sounds similar. You chop garlic, onion, carrot and celery and add that to a pan with green lentils, water and a few bay leaves. I add a chicken stock cube but traditionally you don't. Boil it all up for an hour or so, add salt if it needs it and then a small amount of vinegar in your bowl. I add chopped feta too if I've got any.

graysor Tue 09-Aug-16 14:36:17

Sounds a bit like harira - Moroccan lentil soup?

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