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Author Notes: My friends Amy and Chris (Food52 regulars) had a recession-theme party the night of the last inauguration and I brought this soup. Not only is it cheap and tasty, but because it's made in a slowcooker, it's easy too.
I like soup year round, but as it gets warmer I like standing at the stove less, so this recipe is perfect! —iheartarugula
- 1 pound lentils, rinsed and picked over
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (or jarred pureed)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1/2 ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onion
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Place lentils, garlic, carrots, onions, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric and salt in slow cooker.
- Add chicken broth and water and stir to combine,
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Add diced tomatoes, curry powder and cayenne. Stir and cover.
- Cook another 1-2 hours or until lentils are soft and vegetables are tender.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dirt Cheap Dinner