Mauritian Dahl Soup

Source: Elsa Wiehe

hot chili peppers
oil and/or butter
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
1 T ginger
1 T garam massala
2 tsp. turmeric
1 C dhal (lentils)
4 C water
½ to 1 can coconut milk, full cream or light, depending on desired richness
lime juice

Heat oil with chilies - then remove chilies
Saute onion in butter/oil until translucent (+ or - butter if you want the soup richer)
Add garlic, ginger, garam massala and turmeric
Add dhal and water

Lower heat, cover and cook about 30 min or until done
Add coconut milk
Bring to a boil
Serve with cilantro and/or lime juice.

Bon appetit!