Peel and dice the potatoes. Measure spices into a little cup (for easy addition). Heat the spices in a nonstick soup pan over medium heat. When arromatic, add the potatoes and stir to coat; and lentils and peanut oil or ghee and cook without browning for a minute or two until the oil is warmed. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, let simmer, covered for about 30 minutes. Turn heat to its lowest setting. Add the tomato paste; stir to combine. Mash or puree; season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice; adjust salt. Serve, garnished with cilantro. VARIATIONs: *Cook with 2 whole cloves; remove before pureeing. Season with nutmeg and caraway. *Use cream or yogurt instead of lemon juice. *Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger and/or cloves to lentils while they simmer. Intriguing, entertaining flavor. Serve with a few traditional condiments like raita or pickled mango; or shredded carrot, cucumber and celery sticks; fresh melon slices. Serve with bread or basmati rice. Excerpt from AYURVEDA: Inspired cooking for your individual well being (Vegetarian) by Anne Buhring and Petra Rather. (1997 Barrons) >From the Collection of Pat Hanneman 1998Ap Tested: not as spicy as the aroma suggested. Good served with the yogurt; chopped mango and shredded carrot with splash of balsamic and sugar. We served with a slice of Orange Spice Cake LF
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (135g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 5 (5%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.5g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 17.6mg||1 %|
|Potassium 614.5mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 21.8g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.7g||15 %|
|Sugars, other 18g|
|Protein 3g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 99
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