Spicy Red Lentil Soup (Serves 4)

Ingredients

2 tsp. olive oil

1 medium onion chopped

2 large carrots chopped

1 small red pepper chopped

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. turmeric

1 pinch cinnamon

1 pinch chilli powder

1 bay leaf

125g red lentils

1 can chopped tomatoes

750ml vegetable stock

Salt and milled black pepper to taste

Method

Heat the oil and fry the onions, carrots and red peppers gently until soft but not brown

Add the spices and fry for a few minutes.

Add the bay leaf and tomatoes and stock and cook until the vegetables are tender.

Remove the bay leaf and liquidise the soup.

Add the lentils and cook until they are tender.

 

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