Went to a new Middle Eastern restaurant (Alibaba's) and ordered a lentil soup. It was fantastic! Best lentil soup I ever had ... but different than I have ever had.
I want to make it at home - but I can't seem to find a recipe. I mean, there are several recipes online, but it seems the only seasonings listed are salt, pepper and cumin (sometimes turmeric)
There is got to be more than that in this soup. It tastes "flowery" and I can't place it. Saffron? Cinnamon? I am sure there is cumin in it and probably turmeric too. (as the take out styrofoam cup is stained with that yellow color distinctive of turmeric ... or saffron I guess.)
Good grief! I might just have to ask them.