This soup has an indian influence to it. lentils and sweetpotato are very nutritious. A winter squash or an apple could be a good addition.
1 cup red lentils
1 sweetpotato, chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tbs minced ginger
1 carrot, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
8 cups water
1 tablespoon or so of garam masala
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lemon, lime juice, or tamarind juice
Sort the lentil for rocks or nasty lentils and rinse.
In a soup pot saute the carrot, sweet potato and onion in the oil until the onions soften.
Add the 8 cups of water and lentils and bring to a boil.reduce to low heat put on the lid and let simmer for a few hours stirring ocasionally. Let it cook down with the lid off until it's as think as you want it and the red lentils and sweetpotatoes have fallen apart.
Add salt to taste, garam masala, and the citrus or tamarind juice.
Serve with tortillas or bread or a grain dish.