1 cup red lentil, washed and cleaned
4 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup mild onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup white potato, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
Firstly place the red lentils in a colandar and rinse. Sift through to remove and debris or damaged beans.
Secondly place the washed and cleaned lentils into a medium pot with the stock, potatoes, onions and paprika, then bing the pot to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Loosely place a lid on the pot leaving slightly ajar as to allow some evaporation. Cook for 40-40 minutes until the lentils are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
later place all but 1 cup of the soup into a blender or food processor and blend briefly. Return blended soup to the pot with the reserved cup of soup. Heat through.