Lentil Soup

Tuesday 13 May 2014 by

Lentil Soup (Poor Man’s Dhal)


Lentil soup, Dhal

This simple lentil soup or Dhal (a much more complicated Indian dish but can be simulated here) is healthy, delicious, quick to make and best of all cheap.

Lentils come in different types and are healthy and low in calories. The rest of the dish is all veg, except for the ham stock, making this a very healthy option.

This recipe will serve three people or two greedy people and is surprisingly filling. Best served with crusty bread or Naan, for this recipe you will need:

  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 large onions
  • A healthy handful of lentils
  • 1 ham stock cube
  • Curry powder or curry paste
  • 1 hand blender (optional)
  • A large pan
  • A sharp knife

First of all you need to slice and dice the carrot and onion and put them in the pot. Cover them with water then add the same amount of water again so they are floating comfortably. Heat the pot and as it begins to boil pour a bag of lentils into your hand over the pot. Once it looks enough in your mind, a healthy handful, drop them in. Then add your ham stock cube and a spoonful of curry powder or paste. The amount of curry powder or paste is up to you depending on how spicy you like your food.

Leave the pot covered with a slight gap for 15-20 minutes until you can smell the curry and the veg is soft. Use your hand blender or add your soup to a blender and thin out your soup. If you prefer it with chunks of veg that is fine to of course.

Serve with crusty bread or Naan and enjoy.

You can follow Tom on Twitter: @ThomasBazza

Related Posts

Share This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *