*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Unicorn Village’s Lentil Chowder
 
 Recipe By     : Unicorn Village, Adventura, Florida
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    1      cup           carrot -- diced
    1      cup           onion -- diced
      1/2  cup           celery -- diced
    1      teaspoon      curry powder
    1      tablespoon    minced garlic
    1      tablespoon    minced fresh ginger
    3                    bay leaves
    2      cups          crushed tomatoes in juice
    1      quart         vegetable stock or water
    2      cups          lentils
                         salt and pepper
                         garlic croutons for garnish
 
 Saute the carrot, onion, celery and spices in the olive oil for 3 to 5
 minutes in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat.  Add the crushed
 tomatoes, stock or water, and lentils and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a
 simmer and cook about 1 hour, or until lentils ar softened and soup is
 thick.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with garlic croutons.
 Makes 2 quarts.
 
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