Preparation / Directions:
Boil 2 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Add turmeric, garlic, peppercorns, onion, lentils and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil again. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are cooked and most of the water had dried up (about 20 minutes).
Mash or grind lentils completely using a little water if necessary.
Return lentils to saucepan. Pour in 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Turn heat on to medium-low and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
Add lemon juice and salt to taste.
This soup can be eaten as is or with boiled rice.