Friday, October 01, 2010

Slow Cooked Lamb and Lentil Soup

I was often told that the best meals are slowed cooked with love. Unfortunately, time is a precious commodity that I am finding it tougher and tough to make dinners. So much so that AR often finds me in the kitchen, cooking 3 meals at one go (Often an oven baked dish, a stir fry rice/noodle dish, and a stew/soup dish).

There is nothing more comforting, then to return home to a warm hug and a bowl of hearty soup to boot. As you know, I like my soups chunk with a bit of a bite, so I tend to add lentils, meat, and all sorts of veges in it.

This time round, I had some red lentils soaked and ready to cook, heart smart lamb and plenty of carrots and celery. I used our "magic cooker" again, hence the lamb is tender and moist when it is ready.

Slow Cooked Lamb and Lentil Soup  (6 servings)
300 grams of heart smart lamb
1 red onion chopped
100 grams red lentils-soaked overnight
1/2 bunch of celery roughly chopped (just the stalk) 
2 carrots sliced
1 cup of mushrooms chopped
1/2 sweet potato chopped
1 red chili chopped 
1 ltre beef stock 
2 tsp of cumin
3 tsp of tumeric 
1 tsp of garam masala
white pepper

Cook onion till soft. Add lamb and brown it. Cook it with spices. Add stock and all the veges and lentils. Simmer for 2 hours at least or put it in the slow cooker for around 4-5 hours. Serve with crusty bread.


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

that day i made some seafood tomato soup too, although that took less than the hours you wrote, going to blog about that soon.

ur recipe makes me want to go back and make another soup for the cold weather!

tigerfish said...

How did you manage to cook 3 meals in a day? I am impressed. I just cooked one....DINNER!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love this all in one stew! Like Tigerfish, I mostly just cooked dinner too. LOL! :P

katerina said...

I am astonished that you cooked three meals at the same time. It must have been very tiring. Your soup is ideal at this season.

Cynthia said...

The best way I like to have lamb is slow cooked not matter if it is a curry, stew or soup. I am planning on making a lamb and chickpea slow-cooked stew soon :)

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