Recipe For Hearty Lentil Soup IIngredients

  • 2 cups brown lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 leaves cabbage
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt to taste
  • 1 lemon


Place lentils, onion, carrots and cabbage leaves in a pressure cooker and cover with 1 1/2 inches of water and 4 tablespoons oil. Cook about 10 to 15 minutes and then cool until pressure reduces, then open.

In a food processor or blender, puree soup until smooth. Add cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, all spice, cloves and nutmeg. Transfer to a stock pot and return to heat. When soup is just beginning to boil, stir in onion soup mix. Simmer until thickened and then just before serving season to taste with lemon juice and salt.