Green lentil soup

Green lentil / Muthira – 1cup
Onion finely chopped – 1 no
Carrot finely chopped – 1 no
Tomato paste  – 1tbs
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Water  – 6 cup +  2 cup
Salt to taste
Lemon – to serve with


1) In to 2 cups of water add green lentils and bring to boil, about 15 to 20 minutes. Once the water turns a darkish brown colour, drain the lentils and set aside.
2)In a saucepan, add  olive oil, onion, carrot, tomato paste, salt  and 6 cups of water and green lentils. Bring  to a boil, reduce the heat  to medium and cook, uncovered,  for about  15 to 20 minutes or until all the ingredients are soft.  Stir occasionaly to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottam of the pan.
3) Once all the ingredients are soft , the soup is done. Ladle the soup in to serving bowls.
   When serving, squeeze some lemon juice on top and serve with bread. 


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