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Kuwaiti Lentil Soup


2 cups lentils, washed
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
5 cups water + 8-1/2 cups water
salt to taste
1 tablespoon ghee
2 teaspoons cumin
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
3 dried lemons
2 potatoes, peeled and sliced


1. In a 4-quart saucepan add lentils, onion, garlic and 5 cups water. On high heat allow soup to boil. After the water has evaporated from the mixture place hand blender in the pot and blend well.

2. In an 4-quart saute pan saute onions with ghee, add cumin. Stir in tomato paste and then add lentil mixture. Add 8-1/2 cups water, potatoes and dried lemons. Let mixture boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

Yields: 8 servings

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