3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup small carrot
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2-1 Tablespoon berbere curry powder
1/4 cup green or brown dry lentils
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (optional)
1/2-1 teaspoon salt (optional)
Bring vegetable broth and tomato paste to a simmer, making sure the tomato paste is throughly combined with the broth. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, curry powder, fenugreek ( if using) and lentils.
Bring soup to a simmer, cover the pot and reduce the low heat. Cook for 20-30 minutes, until lentils are tender.
Note: You can add 1 diced Yukon gold potato and 1/4 cup whole wheat orzo pasta after long simmer and cook the soup uncovered for 5 minutes (or until potato and pasta are done).
Source: 21-Day Weight Loss KickStart by Neal Barnard, M.D.