How to make it

  • Heat the oil in a large pan and fry off the onion, carrot and garlic with the crushed cumin seeds until all are soft. This should take about 7 minutes.
  • When that is done add the tin of tomatoes and use a hand held blender etc to liquidise the mixture. It can still have some chunks to it and doesnt need to be too thoroughly done.
  • Add the lentils and enough stock to cover the mixture roughly twice over - ie 2 parts stock to 1 part vegetable mixture.
  • Season and bring to the boil - then simmer for about 30 mins or however long it takes until the lentils are soft. You may have to add more water during the cooking time.
  • This can be served as is for a chunky soup or can be liquidized again for a smoother consistency.
  • This is also great if you add 3 large handfuls of fresh spinach in the last 5 mins of cooking, especially if you dont use the tomatoes - and sometimes I put in chunks of Halumi before serving.

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  • marmay 9 years ago
    this looks great, but what is one tin of tomatoes?
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  • kawa11desho 10 years ago
    Sounds great, I'll be trying this one soon!
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  • coffeebean53 10 years ago
    Sounds delicious.
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