On New Year’s Eve, lentils are traditionally eaten in Italy for good fortune and prosperity in the new year. An edible Christmas present embracing this lovely custom – is there a more suitable giveaway by a food blogger? This hearty lentil soup has a nice balance thanks to the sweet coconut and tart apricot. The colors and textures of the different layers create an pretty gift, easy to prepare with your kids. A jar full of luck, really.
In the order below, fill a 300 ml jar with:
- 50 ml dried green lentils
- 4 finely chopped dried apricots
- 50 ml dried yellow peas
- 2 tbsp fried onions
- 50 ml dried red lentils
- 50 ml grated coconut
- a mixture of ½ tsp tumeric, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ½ tsp paprika powder, ½ tsp jeera, ½ tsp coriander seeds, a pinch of chili flakes and 1 tsp salt
- 1 bay leaf
May your holiday season sparkle with precious moments of comfort, love and laughter and may the upcoming year be filled with interesting encounters, heartwarming kindness and memorable experiences. Happy Holidays!