• 2 eggplants
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery minced
  • 2 carrots chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbl curry powder
  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 4 cups of stock and 2 cups of water
  • salt and pepper to taste

it was raining…it’s not anymore…

even on nice days i like to have soup though. especially when it’s got some kick to it.

it’s the perfect ending to a chaotic day, especially when it doesn’t take long to make…and it tastes good.

a couple ingredients is really all it takes…

roasting the eggplant first really gives this soup a nice deep intense flavor. the mixture of lentils and curry is something worth trying, even if you are not a curry fan…trust me. throw in some herbs at the end, cilantro and parsley are a nice combination…

here’s another tip, throw some sour cream, turmeric and curry  into a bowl and add a spoonful to each bowl of soup. it’s exciting stuff. it really is.

so what are you waiting for…go, make some soup…

roasted eggplant & curried lentil soup

pay attention, this is quite the complicated recipe (just kidding, wink wink)

  1. take 2 eggplants and split them down the middle. take a baking sheet and place the halves on skin side down pulp up, sprinkle with oil and a pinch of salt per half. roast at 350 for about 25-20 minutes. when done cool off and spoon out the pulp and set aside.
  2. meanwhile, to a dutch oven add a tbl canola oil. saute onion, celery, carrot and garlic until onion is translucent and the carrot has softened up a bit, around 5-7 minutes.
  3. add curry mix. add stock and water, mix. add lentils, mix. add pulp of the eggplant, mix.
  4. bring to a boil and then simmer for about 45-60 minutes until lentils have softened up. taste, add salt and pepper.

this next step is totally optional. i ladled a couple spoonfuls out of the soup and blended and then added back to the soup. it just changes the texture a little.  add cilantro, add parsley, make that sour cream stuff, trust me, you will love this.

don’t forget about the giveaway…not much time left!!


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