I got this recipe from my friend Natasha. I adore it. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it.

Dhal Soup (Pakistani style)
• 1 medium onion, diced
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon turmeric
• 1½ teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
• 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 cup dried lentils (I prefer the red ones… sort of a light orange
• 4 cups water
• 1 teaspoon salt

1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large frying pan or saucepan.
2. Sauté the onion, garlic, and spices.
3. Add the water and dried lentils and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 45
5. Remove the cover, add lemon juice, and simmer over low heat, stirring
frequently, about 20 more minutes (until lentils are mushy and thick 6. Serve with rice.