Burmese Red Lentil Soup

Serves 4

  • 1 c red lentils
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ½ t turmeric
  • 1 T oil
  • 4-5 c chicken broth or water
  • salt or fish sauce to taste
  • black pepper

Put ingredients in a pot and simmer until the lentils are very soft.

Chicken Broth

Chicken broth is a practical and affordable addition to any diet. Broths and stocks provide powerful nourishment.

Organic chicken legs are generally a reasonable price and sometimes even cheaper than buying the whole chicken. You can leave the skin on if you like. I like to fry the chicken skins up for a tasty snack. Use the rendered chicken fat to fry with.

Organic chicken fat was traditionally considered to be very healing. This recipe is also good because you can use the poached chicken meat to make Myanmar Chicken Salad, and other recipes.