Curry-Lentil Soup

This can be conveniently served in a slow cooker (crock pot).  It is a good spicy (vegetarian) dish for a large group.  Approx 4 as main dish, 6 as side.

2 T Butter
1 Yellow onion finely diced
2 T
?2 cloves Garlic minced
2 T ?1inch Fresh ginger, peeled, minced
1 T Curry powder
½ tsp
Crushed red (chilli) pepper flakes
pinch Sugar
4 c
Veg. or chicken broth
½ c
3½oz 100g Red lentils (see notes)
Lime, juice of (or less)
¼ c
Peanuts, scallions, coconut,
mint and/or sour cream

Notes: Copyright © 2005-6, Alex Stark. All rights reserved.