Momma T's Lentil Soup Kit Recipe
Momma T's Lentil Soup Kit provides you with all the spices you need to make a delicious and hearty South Indian lentil and mixed vegetable stew! This classic dish is so easy to make and is super flavorful with a variety of spices, herbs, and vegetables to customize your dish! This dish uses both the Momma T's Garam Masala and Momma T's Original Masala which come with the kit!
Momma T's Lentil Soup Kit (all spices included)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or any other oil of your choice
1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup of string beans
1 cup chopped celery (large pieces)
1 cup cut okra
1 cup of peeled and dices pumpkin, squash, or yam
1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, lightly drained
1 cup brown or red lentils, picked over and rinsed
4 cups vegetable broth or chicken stock
2 cups water
1 tsp salt, can add more to taste
We have listed specific vegetables but you can substitute any of them for any other vegetable you would like to use. You can also add any meat to this dish if you would like.
Open the Momma T's Lentil Soup Kit and take out the small bag with the tamarind piece inside, add to a cup of lukewarm water, let rest.
Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat (1-2 minutes). Once the oil is shimmering, add mustard and cumin seeds (which come in a small bag) and saute until you hear popping sounds.
Then add the rest of the soup kit and the curry leaves.
Add onions and vegetables. Cook, stirring often until the onions have softened and turned translucent (2-3 minutes).
Add in the drained diced tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes. Stir often.
Pour in the lentils, broth, water, and the soaked tamarind piece (with its water) and add salt into the pot. Raise the heat, bring the mixture to a boil and partially cover the pot.
Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender and purée the soup until smooth.
Pour the puréed soup back into the pot. Taste and season with more salt or pepper if needed!