Monday, 14 March 2011

Week 1- Spicy Lentil Soup

Hi, and welcome. Winter is still with us so this week the recipe is for a very nourishing and flavoursome spicy lentil soup. Great on a cold winter's day.

1 onion finely chopped
50g red lentils
1 small green chilli (if you do not like hot food leave out or include small amount!)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
One half teaspoon turmeric
Salt according to taste.
1 Litre Water
Chopped parsley to decorate (or coriander)


Firstly, wash the lentils. Put the drained lentils in a large saucepan with 1 litre water. Bring to boil, simmer covered for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Next, fry the chopped onion and chlili for about 3 minutes until soft then stir in the turmeric quickly. Do not brown. Add some of the cooked lentils with liquid and stir rapidly then put all this mixture in the saucepan containing the lentils and bring to the boil. If necessary add more liquid for your desired consistency.
Add salt to taste, decorate with chopped parsley or coriander and serve with wholemeal rolls or bread.