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4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
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Burmese Lentil Soup

A delicious ethnic soup with red lentils and spices.



  1. Rinse the lentils under cold water in colander or sieve. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in large saucepan on medium.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Stir-fry 1 minute.
  4. Add the lentils and fry until they begin to change color (from orange to white/yellow).
  5. Turn heat to medium high and bring water to boil. Immediately reduce heat to medium low for steady simmer.
  6. Cook 20-25 minutes until lentils are soft. Add salt and stir.
  7. Serve with crispy fried shallots and ground sesame seeds mixed with salt.
  8. Note: based on a recipe from the book "Bangkok to Bali".
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Quick and easy and the taste was fine. Very watery soup. Sprinkled with sesame seeds but no shallots.
09 Jun 10 by member: missagar


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Nutrition summary:

There are 156 calories in 1 serving of Burmese Lentil Soup.
Calorie break-down: 41% fat, 41% carbs, 18% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 67
Calories 156
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.4g 11%
  Saturated Fat 0.816g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.787g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.452g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 184mg  
Total Carbohydrate 16.51g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
  Sugars 0.06g  
Protein 7.3g  
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 33% Iron 64%
of RDI*
(156 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (41%)
Fat (41%)
Protein (18%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories