Wash the lentils, pour water, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. I have green, canadian, it does not require soaking and cooks quickly. I love thick soups, so only 1.5 liters of water, focus on your taste.
At the same time, we make a roast for the soup. Vegetables are washed, cleaned, diced onions, carrots, peppers.
Pour the oil into a hot frying pan and fry the onion over medium heat for 2 minutes.
Put the carrots and fry for another 2 minutes.
Put the chopped pepper, fry for 2 minutes.
Tomatoes are scalded, finely cut, put to the vegetables, mix.
Add salt, cumin, paprika, and black pepper.
Stir and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid closed over medium heat.
15 minutes after cooking the lentils, add the diced potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
Put stewed vegetables (fried) in the soup, bring to a boil, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
In the minced meat (I have pork/beef) put salt, pepper, mix, make meatballs.
Put the meatballs in the soup, bring to a boil, add salt to taste, cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Put the chopped garlic and parsley. Stir and bring to a boil. Turning off the fire.
Let the soup stand for about 10 minutes. Serve hot.