This soup is the glorious colour of a Buddhist's robe. Like a blast of warmth, sunshine and happiness. Very lovely; very easy.
Creamy with a background hum of heat - you know this soup is good for your insides.
Plus, it literally takes about 10 minutes to make and is a great store cupboard standby.
- 1 banana shallot, finely chopped (or a bag of frozen pre-chopped shallots)
- 250g dried red lentils
- 1tsp rose harissa
- 1tsp ground turmeric or freshly grated turmeric
- 1 garlic glove, or 1 tsp ready minced garlic
- 1 stock cube (chicken or veg)
- 1 tin coconut milk (half fat is fine)
- 2 cups water
- Salt and pepper
- 1 fresh lime for drizzling
- Olive oil for sautéing and drizzling
- Gently sauté the onions, until translucent
- Add the harissa, turmeric, garlic and cook for a further minute
- Chuck in everything else and cook gently until the lentils have softened.
- Season to taste.
Feeds 2 hungry souls or 3 not so famished.