Category Archives: Lentil Soups

How Kitchari and Maharagwe became “Kitcharagwe”

One of the greatest joys of making soup – and cooking in general – is being able to travel anywhere in the world for lunch or dinner. I don’t mean hopping on a private jet and telling the pilot, “take me to Spain.” No, the travel is through food and the flavors, ingredients and concepts that form the… Read More »

Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Soup with Niter Kibbeh

I love lentils and lentil soup, but after a while I get tired of the same old-same old and know it’s time to mix it up. The plan? What better way to perk up lentils than to bring in the flavors of Ethiopia, one of the world’s most ancient cuisines? Butter made better This Spicy Ethiopian Lentil soup’s base… Read More »

Lentil Chorizo Soup

This Lentil Chorizo Soup Recipe was born like many of my soups – by opening the refrigerator door and seeing what’s available to throw in the soup pot. From there, it’s a matter of matching up ingredients that work well together. This should not be a complicated affair. You should choose things that you like and go with… Read More »

Hungarian Lentil Soup (Lencseleves)

The cuisine of Hungary isn’t very well known outside of its boundaries, which is a shame because the country is home to many fantastic dishes including soups. Flour and lard are often used to form a “roux,” that helps thicken and flavor the soup. Sour cream is another favorite soup ingredient, often stirred into the pot just before… Read More »