Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Barley Lentil Soup with Mixed Veggies and Pasta

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1/2 cup Cooked Pasta(I used Star and Alphabet pasta for my kid)
1/2 onion finely chopped
3/4 cup chopped vegetables(celery,carrots,zuccini,tomatoes-store bought tomato puree if color is needed)
1 clove garlic chopped
Salt as per taste
2 tsps  oil
3/4 cup cooked barley and lentils(pressure cooked barley and lentils(black eyed peas,whole toor dal)
1/2 cup homemade or store bought unseasoned vegetable stock
Water as required
2 tbsp orange juice if preferred
1 tsp paprika powder
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp dry basil
1/4 tsp dry dill

Heat oil in a deep pan and add onions,garlic and salt,when the onions turn golden add the vegetables and paprika.Cook for 5 minutes add cooked barley,lentils and pasta and cook for 2 minutes add the vegetables  check for salt add more if needed and add pepper powder add the veg stock and water and cook for 5 minutes.Add oregano,basil and dill and cook for 3 minutes.Add orange juice if preferred.Enjoy hot with toasted garlic bread.

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