Loved the seasonings in this Toni. The cinnamon cooking with the lentils was out of this world aromatic. I thought that the cumin seed and the ground cumin might be a bit strong but it all worked perfectly. I found that the lentils still had a tiny bit of crunch when I ate it. Check them for tenderness before you scoop them into serving bowls. If your a hardcore Meatitarian chopped chicken would not be amiss in this at all.
This was a very tasty soup. My 2 year old daughter LOVED it. The blend of spices was very nice and the toppings (we used yoghurt, currants, and parsley) made it a bit "different" to your everyday soup. I did have to make a change, as I realised at the last minute I had no canned tomatoes. So I used 2 cans of pureed ones, instead. I do think the "body" of the crushed ones would've improved this, as the broth was a bit too thin. Next time I think I will also use stock or add a few tsps of stock powder to the water, as did need a lot of salt. I also think some diced carrots would be good in this. I also have to wonder if you could just cook the lentils with the rest of the ingredients, adding a bit of stock or water if needed. That would save a step and probably thicken it up a bit.
Fabulous!! Easy and great taste.