It's raining and the weather is cool. You come home, and don't really plan to be in the kitchen for long. You wanna have something soupy but not out of a tin and with tons of corn flour. So, what do you do? Make a soup that's not only fast & easy, but also filled with protein, vege & spices :) Hearty soupy do!
1 cup of yellow tiny lentils - easy to cook (split mung beans) - washed
4 cups of water
1 tablespoon of masala (I used Baba's brand - meat curry powder)
1 onion, 6 pips garlic, 1 inch ginger & 2 small tomatoes - all finely chopped (Mine was done by the chopper)
3 medium thin sweet potatoes - sliced approx 1cm in thickness
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds & salt
A pinch of black pepper powder & ajwain (carom seeds)
2 pieces of clove
4 to 5 black pepper corns
1 whole round cabbage - shredded however you want
Now to make it. Boil the lentils in the 4 cups of water, add the masala. Then add all the ingredients except for the cabbage. Bring to boil on medium heat and lastly add the cabbage. Done :)
Enjoy it on it's own, or with toasted bread. Oh, this was my own creation. Hubby said with the spices and all, it's a burst of flavors - subtle flavors.