Recipe: Medicinal red lentil soup
Recipe type: soup
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Serves: 4
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 100g red lentils
  • 2 heaped tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coarsely grated ginger or paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced or tbsp of garlic paste
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 2 generous handfuls baby spinach (approx 50g)
  • 1 lime, juice and zest - you may want to reduce this if you don't like things too citrusy
  1. In a large pan, fry the onions in a little oil until soft and golden
  2. Then add the lentils, turmeric, ginger, garlic and pour in the stock.
  3. Cover the pan and simmer until the lentils have softened, this should take around 15 minutes
  4. You might want to season with some salt now, depending on how salty your stock is
  5. Pour in the coconut milk, give everything a good stir and simmer for another 15 minutes or so
  6. Add the spinach, and cook it until it wilts.
  7. Stir in the lime juice and zest, and serve.
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