Place the lentil stalks in a large colander and wash them well under cold running water of your kitchen sink. Concentrate on the bottoms of the celery stalks as the stalks are connected and therefore can contain dust or other materials in between. Now drain the celery well until dry.
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Place the rinsed celery stalks face down on a large cutting board. Now use a sharp knife to trim off the ends of the celery stalks from the bottom and then set them aside or simply discard.
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Balance the ends of the celery stalks and use one of your hands to hold them together on the cutting board. Now cut them into medium and even pieces, using a knife. It helps in make lengthwise strips for the lentil soup.
Put together the medium celery stalks side by side in a parallel (horizontal) position so that you can dice them in one attempt rather than one at a time which is a time consuming activity. Slash the horizontally placed medium celery stalks crosswise into even pieces of your preferred thickness. Repeat the slashing as many times as needed to dice the entire length of the celery stalks.
Your diced Celery is all set to be used in the making of your lentil soup. Now check out How to Make Lentil Soup.
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