Monday, September 28, 2009

DELICIOUS LENTIL LAMB SOUP


My home town is celebrating the most happening autumnal festival of the year the Durga Puja. Previously it was celebrated as a religious festival but as days passed it has taken the shape of carnival and irrespective of caste creed and language everyone celebrate the occasion, where Mother Nature is worshipped as the symbol of power who eradicate all evils of the earth and bless us with peace, harmony, love and happiness.This is the time when all friends and relative visit each other’s house and share the eternal bonding of love. As I was busy enjoying this festive mood I can’t update my blogs but thanks to all of you my friends who have taken time to visit my blog regularly.Today I will like to share a delicious soup that I have tasted in a road side restaurant with 25 of my friends, the most surprising thing is that they prepared it in just 20 minutes, in front of us. I still trying to make out the magic as they were not equipped with any modern cooking device, any way it taste delicious. They use goat meat to cook this dish you can use lamb if you don’t like the taste or goat meat is not available. Cook it and I assure, you will love it but it may take a bit more time than they did . No more words let go straight to the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

Meat cube 1 bowl
Garlic clove 6
Ginger 1tsp coarsely grounded
Lentil 1 cup
Baby onions 10 to 12
Carrot shredded ½ cup
Cardamom 4
Cinnamon 4
Clove 4
Star anis 1
Butter or diet butter 2 tbsp
Lemon juice 1tbsp
Salt and pepper according to taste
Boiled rice 2 tbsp (optional)
Water 4 cups


PROCEDURE:
First boil the meat with cardamom, clove, cinnamon, star anis, garlic cloves ,coarsely ground ginger, whole black pepper and little bit salt. Then boil the lentil with water( you can adjust the consistency of this soup accordingly by adding more or less water) and little bit of salt. Side by side on another pan sauté baby onion in 1 tbsp butter. Now in it add the boiled mutton, add shredded carrot stir and then add the boiled lentil you just prepared. Now put another tbsp of butter in it and lemon juice adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Cover the lid cook for another 1 to 2 minutes and then serve it . Sprinkle some cooked rice above it and your hot lentil lamb soup is ready to relish with some garlic toast bread . This soup is best during rain or winter when you want a whole meal yet feel a bit lazy to cook any elaborate dish this can be your ideal choice.

BE HAPPY AND STAY HEALTHY.


1 comment:

5 Star Foodie said...

A soup with lamb sounds really nice and comforting, perfect for a cold & windy day!