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Limbo Dal (Indian Lemon Lentil)

4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup, Vegan
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 40 bowls

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oil
  • 6 cups onions (sliced)
  • 18 cups red lentils
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger (chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (+)
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon peel powder
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 36 cups water
  • 1 cup veggie powder for stock
  • Hot Onion Compote

Instructions

  • Heat oil, saute onions lightly.
  • Add lentils.
  • Add water. Stir well to prevent sticking and scorching.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

Notes

Put stockpot on wok ring to reduce possibility of scorching.
Also, after all ingredients have been added, reduce heat to very low flame, cover pot; stir frequently to prevent scorching.  Cook until soup becomes creamy, lentils are softened to the point of puree (about 2-2 1/2 hours).