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.

If using fish sauce add the fish sauce at the very end. Very thin bean vermicelli noodles can also be added towards the end of the cooking for a nice traditional variation.

Simply replace fish sauce with salt for vegetarians.

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