Yellow lentil soup is easy to make and can enjoyed by itself or with steamed rice.
1 cup - lentil washed and drained
1.5 cups - water
1 teaspoon - turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Ingredients for tampering:
1 teaspoon - crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon - cumin seeds
1 teaspoon - oil
pinch of Asafetida
Pour water, washed lentil, turmeric powder and salt in pressure cooker.
Cook on medium heat for 20 mins (or until three to four whistle).
Let the pressure escape from the pressure cooker before opening the lid.
Note: If using a pot it will take around 45 mins to cook or until lentils are soft. Place a lid on the pot.
Put the oil.
Once oil is heated (not smoking) add cumin seeds, red crushed pepper and asafetida.
This is a quick process so turn off the head and do not let the ingredients burn.
Add the tampering to the soup.
Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional)
Serve hot and enjoy