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LENTIL SOUP WITH SPAGHETTI

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Lentil Soup With Spaghetti recipe serves the dual purpose of an appetizer and a complete meal by itself.
Ingredients
  Lentils 6 Ounce
  Spaghetti 4 Ounce, cut into 1" pieces
  Skinned tomatoes 1 Large, chopped (or 2)
  Stock 3 1⁄2 Pint
  Celery stick 2 , chopped
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Salt To Taste
  Basil/Mint 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, chop tomatoes and add sugar and salt. Let it stand for 10 minutes.

MAKING
2. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil.
3. Add onions and garlic and fry it gently over a low flame until it is glazed.
4. Add tomatoes, celery, herbs and seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Wash and pick over the lentils.
6. Add it to the onions and tomatoes. Stir well so that it coats with oil.
7. Pour boiling stock over it and cook for 45 minutes.
8. Add spaghetti and cook for another 20 minutes or until lentils are mushy.
9. If you are using cooked lentils, add it to onion and tomato and add spaghetti with the boiling stock. Cook until spaghetti is tender.

SERVING
10. To serve Lentil Soup with Spaghetti, top with parsley or chopped chives. For Lentil and tomato soup, omit the spaghetti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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