Humble lentils step out in spicy style with a flavor kick of ginger, curry powder, cumin, and cilantro in this soup recipe. If you like, a spoonful of sour cream swirled into the soup adds a complementary richness.
In a large saucepan combine the chicken broth, green onions, carrots, lentils, ginger, curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.
Stir in the snipped cilantro; cook for 1 minute more. If desired, top each serving with sour cream and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Makes 4 servings.