A simple recipe, which can be made to perfection if you use the right stock. Due to time restrictions I used a stock cube. Home made chicken stock is preferable.
Cut 3 onions and 6 cloves of garlic very finely.
Wash and soak 300 grams red lentils.
Fry the onions and garlic in olive oil for a couple of minutes and add the following: 4 teaspoons cumin, 2 teaspoons chili flakes, 2 cans of tomato puree.
Add 1,6 liter of water and boil until the lentils are soft. Add a stock cube. If you have home made chicken stock, use the stock instead of water. Add (more) cumin, salt and black pepper.
Puree the soup and garnish with fresh mint and paprika powder. Add lemon juice according to taste.