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CURRIED LENTIL SOUP

January 11, 2018
A super fast, easy and low-fat meal, ready in less than hour.

This delicious and fragrant soup will warm you up on a cold winters day (or hot summer’s day?)

Serve with crusty bread or papadums.

CURRIED LENTIL SOUP

  • Nutritional Breakdown: per portion (whole recipe)

    (g)

  • Calories: 205 (732)
  • Carbs: 37.25 (136)
  • Fat: 1.25 (5)
  • Protein: 11.25 (45)
  • Sodium: 1097.5 (4390)
  • Sugar: 7.75 (32)
  • Cooking and preparation time: approx. 45 minutes
    Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 120g baby spinach (optional)
  • 1 tsp grated lime rind
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup coriander, chopped, plus extra to garnish

METHOD

  • 1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  • 2. Add curry paste and stir until fragrant.
  • 3. Add onion, garlic, ginger, cumin and cinnamon and continue to cook until onion is softened.
  • 4. Add lentils, chopped tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.
  • 5. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for approximately 20 minutes or until lentils are cooked. Stir in coriander, lime rind and juice, and spinach (if desired).
  • 6. Serve garnished with extra coriander and a dash of coconut milk (optional).
 

TIPS

Freeze any leftovers in an airtight container wrapped in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight and reheat in a saucepan or microwave adding a little water if thinning out is required.

Author : Patty Walmaggia

Patty is an avid home cook for her family of 6 children and Argentinian husband. She has been known to make the best chimichurri ever (even better than the Argentinians we are told!). Patty has a wide array of influences in her cooking from Asian and Mediterranean inspired dishes to simple seafood plates! When not cooking you’ll find Patty studying for her Bachelor of Business Marketing, in the garden or at the beach. Patty has been a recipe writer for us from the start and is the sister of our MD Pete. The marketing department diligently taste test all of Pattys’ creations at Nuvia HQ before publishing them on the website 😉 Thanks Patty!

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