Curried Lentil Soup

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Curried Lentil Soup

2 bay leaves
1 dried chili pepper
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (sealed in a plastic bag or sachet)
5 sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
1/2 cup red lentils
1/2 cup yellow lentils

3/4-liter glass jar

Heat 3 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add 4 smashed garlic cloves and 1 diced red onion; saute 6 minutes. Add the contents of the spice bag, the bay leaves and chili pepper from the curried lentil soup mix and cook about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the soup mix and 8 cups water or chicken broth; simmer until the lentils are soft, about 1 hour. Season with salt.

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