Since I am unabashedly a foodie packrat, what could be better!
I couldn’t resist playing; goodness, I even knew what I wanted to make, right away! I hope it’s ok that I changed one or two ingredients. Since I missed BB#3 (the adaptation version!), I backtracked a bit. I promise that the subs, along with the rest, have been lurking in my kitchen for some time.
I was fresh out of plain lentils as well as tomatoes, so it was moth dal and tomato paste (from that tiny can, you know, you bought it to use one tablespoon in some recipe, and you can’t stand to throw it out… so it’s been in the back of the fridge for a month…) to the rescue.
All for a good cause, since I couldn’t wait to try Sandeepa’s Indianised Moroccan Lentil Carrot Soup — the perfect way to use up that omnipresent half-a-bag of… umm… well, half-fresh carrots in the veggie drawer.
Everything else is per Sandeepa’s recipe, although I did use the pressure cooker (thanks, ISG!) when it came time to add the “lentils”. So, dear Nupur, if this doesn’t pass BB muster, I quite understand!
Regardless, this soup is delicious. I’ve never added garam masala to a dish until the very end — the aroma while this was cooking *with* garam masala was beyond amazing. Not surprisingly, it’s even tastier the following day; it also thickened into something of a stew.
Thanks for the delicious recipe, Sandeepa! 🙂
Sandeepa’s Indianised Moroccan Lentil Carrot Soup ~ simply exotic!