Tomato Spinach Dal Soup

Wow, what quick and hearty soup to whip up in a hurry…

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots (or 1 small onion) chopped finely
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger chopped finely (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 small jalapeno hot pepper chopped finely (or 1 teaspoon hot cayenne pepper)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2/3 cup of red lentils (dal Masood)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 6 small Campari (medium) tomatoes halved then quartered
  • 2 cups (8ozs) vegetable broth + another cup if needed
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach chopped into small bits
  • salt and black pepper

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