Burmese Lentil Soup

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A delicious ethnic soup with red lentils and spices.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 10 mins 30 mins

Ingredients

Directions

1. Rinse the lentils under cold water in colander or sieve. Drain.
2. Heat oil in large saucepan on medium.
3. Add garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Stir-fry 1 minute.
4. Add the lentils and fry until they begin to change color (from orange to white/yellow).
5. Turn heat to medium high and bring water to boil. Immediately reduce heat to medium low for steady simmer.
6. Cook 20-25 minutes until lentils are soft. Add salt and stir.
7. Serve with crispy fried shallots and ground sesame seeds mixed with salt.
8. Note: based on a recipe from the book "Bangkok to Bali".

Nutrition summary

There are 156 calories in 1 serving of Burmese Lentil Soup.
Calorie split: 41% fat, 41% carbs, 18% protein.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
156
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
7.4g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.816g
4%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.787g
Monounsaturated Fat
3.452g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
298mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
16.51g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
12%
Sugars
0.06g
Protein
7.3g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
84mg
6%
Iron
2.89mg
16%
Potassium
184mg
4%
Vitamin A
1mcg
0%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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