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i omitted the canned beans substituted yellow and green split peas, 1/2 c, very nice flavor.
My husband (who is Moroccan) and I liked this recipe. I added a couple of beef stock cubes and cooked the lentils in the pressure cooker for 12 minutes before I put in the other beans. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written. In Morocco they usually don't add white beans with lentils, but they do add garbanzo beans. I also substitued with ras el hanout instead of using garam masala.
My husband grew up in Casablanca and has very particular tastes when it comes to Moroccan meals. This was my first attempt at Moroccan cooking. I followed the recipe except substitued the Garam Masala for Ras El Hanout (that I made myself) and added lamb while the onions, garlic and ginger were being saute'd. My husband LOVES, LOVES, LOVES this soup! So much so that he now holds me "to a higher standard" when I cook. I highly recommend this fantastic recipe!
This soup is fantasitic! The spices in the soup smelled so delicious that I could barely wait to try it. My husband, kids and I all really enjoyed this. I didn't use the cannelini beans (because I didn't have any in the house), and I added fresh spinach that had to be used and it was delicious! Thanks again!!
This is a wonderful soup! I adore the spices. I added 2 cups of lentils and servered with toppings - chopped fresh tomato, chopped bacon, plain yogurt and cilantro!!! Fantastic.
Delicious! We did subsitute potatoes for the garbanzo beans, since we didn't have any.
This is a wonderful, thick soup with a good spicy kick. My dieting husband was happy to find it in his thermos. We're going by the theory that people in third world countries generally use lots of heat in their spicing to aid in appetite reduction. If that's even partially true, maybe THIS diet will work! Thanks for a good and healthy meal, dieting or not.
Interesting combination of flavors in this soup. I was excited to use my cardamom pods for the first time...it did take some time to break them open, and then grind the seeds. I don't think this is my favorite way to spice lentil soup, but it's a nice change of pace. I definitely enjoyed it with a healthy dollop of plain yogurt. thanks for sharing!
This was delicous and very easy. I doubled the recipe, left out the white beans, and used chicken stock rather than water. I also used ras el hanout (from Easy Crock Pot Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine), rather than the garam masala. I garnished with lemon and plain yogurt which gave the perfect balance of spicy, creamy, sour. Love this soup!
Delicious and easy, cooking time for the red lentils was reduced, but it was easy to make and extremely tasty.