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Try a new take on the split pea soup with yellow split peas flavored with garlic and cumin. This is an Indian staple but this particular recipe is from Trinidad where we puree the lentils and usually serve it over rice. It's called dal and it's a great introduction into Indian cooking.   

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need: 

Soup:
1 cup (8 oz) of yellow split peas (dal)
4 cups (32 oz or about 1L) of water
2-3 cloves of garlic, cracked or halved
1 teaspoon of turmeric
dash of vegetable oil to prevent boil over

Garnish:
2-3 cloves of garlic, cracked or halved
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Salt to taste

Equipment: 
At least a 2 qt pot
Bowl to wash the split peas
Blender, immersion blender or potato masher in a pinch
Frying pan
Hey, you have the same blender I have. The thunderstick.

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