Dahl soup
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Serves: 4
What you need
  • 1 cup red split lentils, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 x 400 g can reduced-salt chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, to serve
  • ½ cup low-fat natural yoghurt, to serve
How to make
  1. Place the rinsed lentils, and turmeric in a saucepan.
  2. Add enough water to cover the lentils by 3 cm.
  3. Bring to the boil over medium heat and cook for 45 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  4. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft.
  5. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes and ½ cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked lentils and a further cup of water to the tomato mixture.
  8. Simmer for 5 minutes, to warm through.
  9. Stir in chopped coriander.
  10. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt.
Recipe by FoodOpera at https://foodopera.com/dinner/vanessas-cheap-n-cheerful-lentil-soup