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Hearty Lentil Soup with Indian Spices, Spinach & Coconut milk. Makes 6, 2-Cup servings... Packed with folic acid (folacin) women should have 400 mcg folic acid a day. It is essential for healthy early development of babies (fetus).

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)

  • Entree

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • half a jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large purple onion (Spanish), chopped
  • 1/4 cup black mustard seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 or 1 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds
  • 28 ounces canned tomatoes, diced with juice
  • 6 cups chicken stock + 4 cups water (some evaporates while boiling the lentils - lid off) [sub compliant broth]
  • 1 pound domestic lentils, picked over for stones
  • 10 ounces coconut milk
  • 12 ounces fresh spinach

How to make it:
  1. Boil the stock, water and lentils until done (about 25 minutes).
  2. Saute the onion, ginger, garlic and jalapeno until carmelized (3-5 minutes).
  3. Add to lentils and use a bit of water to swish the pan out, emptying the last tasty bits to the lentils.
  4. Clean off the pan.
  5. Heat up the remaining oil and toast the spices on medium heat to release their essential oils.
  6. Be careful not to burn them.
  7. I layer the bottom of the pan with the mustard seeds and put the powdered spices over them.
  8. When the seeds start to pop, add the tomatoes and juices, stirring well.
  9. Mix in the coconut milk.
  10. Add this mixture to the lentils and stir well.
  11. Toss in the spinach and let it wilt.
  12. Season to taste and serve.
  13. Enjoy! Zola (Some like a squeeze of lime on top. A dollop of yogurt & sprinkle of cilantro is nice too.)
  14. Serve with compliant bread and a salad.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Paprika 1 N N N N N N N N
Mustard, Dry N N N N N N N N
Clove N N N N N N N N
Spinach/Spin... 1 ,2 B B N N N N B B
Cumin N N N N N N N N
Garlic 1 ,3 B N B B N B N B
Onion (Red/S... 1 ,3 B B N N N B B B
Tomato/Tomat... 1 ,2 ,3 A N N B A N N N
Curry N N B B B B B B
Olive Oil 1 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Cardamom N N N N N N N N
Ginger 1 B B N B B B B B
Cinnamon 1 N N N N A A N A
Coriander N N N N N N N N
Lentil (Dome... 1 B B N N A A A N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Coconut Milk 1 A N A A A A A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Caye... A A A A N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 01, 2011 at 09:58 PM By: Joe

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