Monday, 21 May 2012

Walk the dog Mulligatawny Soup

A recipe for a low-fat tasty soup that cooks itself whilst you walk the dog.

Chop an onion and 1 clove of garlic and grate a 'thumb' of ginger. Sweat in a pan with some fry-light (spray oil) adding a few drops of water if it gets too dry.  Add the following spices (or just use curry powder if you're feeling lazy): 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp group cumin, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, pinch ground cloves. 1 bay leaf or curry leaf.  Cook for a couple of minutes, adding a little more water if sticking to the bottom.  Add 1 cup red lentils, 3 chopped carrots (no need to peel), 3 chopped potatoes, 1 chopped apple, 1 tin chopped tomatoes, 1 pint water and 1 veg stock cube (or Marigold stock powder).  Bring to the boil, put in the oven at 160c and walk the dog for an hour.  If you're planning a longer walk, cook it at a lower heat!

Blend it if you like (or leave it if you prefer chunky) and serve with a dollop of low fat yogurt and chopped fresh coriander.

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