1 Cup of lentil washed and picked over
2 Tbs of olive oil
1 Large onion chopped
1 Clove of garlic minced
1 Tbs tomato paste
2 Cups of water (or vegetable broth) + 2 cups of water for par boiling
1/8 Tsp cumin
1 Large sweet potato (or yam) boiled and skinned and chopped.
* S and P to taste
Par boil lentils with baking soda for 10-15 minutes, drain and set aside. Saute onion and garlic in oil. Add tomato paste and vegetable broth, cumin and bring to a boil. Add lentils and cover. Cook until lentils are soft to touch. Add sweet potatoes and stir (if you like soup consistency add more broth to make it soupy).