sorry i haven’t posted in a while, schools just gone back. i’m in yr 11 now! (in australia that the second last year of school).
tonight i made lentil soup for dinner. as is often the case with me, i am inspired by recipes; i don’t follow them directly. tonight’s dinner was inspired by a recipe from tasty yummies. i made quite a few changes to it so i decided to post my version of the recipe, rather than just linking you to her’s.
3 cups lentils (i used 2 cups red lentils and 1 cup green, but you can use any combination)
2 tbs canola oil (or other oil)
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp chili flakes
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely or crushed
2 carrots, chopped into small pieces
1 zucchini, chopped into small pieces
8 cups water
1 can of tomatoes
salt and pepper, to taste
pour lentils into a small bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover by about 5 cm. let soak for approximately 1 hour.
heat oil in a large saucepan. add cumin, turmeric, chili flakes and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. add more oil if necessary.
add lentils (with whatever water there may be left in there) to saucepan. stir to coat lentils in spice mixture. add the 8 cups of water now.
add carrot, zucchini, salt and pepper. cook for about 20 minutes on a medium high heat or until water has reduced. add tomatoes now and cook for about 5 more minutes.
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