If you’re anything like our Head Chef Patrick, then you’ll appreciate that feeling you have when you find a dish you love. And then eat it 5 out of 7 nights a week. That’s what happened when he whipped up this little number recently. Creature of habit that he is, he made 3 litres and ate it with renewed delight every day thereafter. Once you taste its soul-warming deliciousness you’ll see why.
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Red Split Lentils
Vegetable Stock Pot(ContainsCelery, Sulphites)
Garlic and Coriander Naan(ContainsCereals containing Gluten, Milk, Soya)
Greek Style Yoghurt(ContainsMilk)
Peel and slice the onion in half through the root and then slice it very thinly into half moons. Peel and chop the carrot into ½cm cubes. Lastly, peel and very finely chop the garlic.
Heat 1½ tbsp of olive oil in a pot on medium-low heat and add the onion, carrot and garlic. Cook for 7 mins to soften everything up. You do not want to brown the ingredients, so turn the heat down and add 1 tbsp of water if the heat is too high.
Whilst the mixture gently cooks, peel and chop the sweet potato into 1cm chunks. Slice the courgette in half lengthways and then slice it into 1cm strips lengthways. Turn it widthways and chop into (roughly) 1cm cubes.
Add the curry powder to the onion and carrot mixture and give it a stir before adding in the sweet potato and the lentils. Turn the heat to medium, pour over 600ml of water and once it comes to a gentle bubble add in the stock pot.
Drain and add the chickpeas, give everything a stir until the stock has dissolved and then leave it to bubble away for 15 mins.
In the meantime, roughly chop the coriander leaves. 5 mins before the end, tip in the courgette chunks and turn your oven to 120 degrees. Put your naan bread in the oven and warm it through.
Test the soup for seasoning and add a little more salt if you like. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh coriander, a healthy dollop of Greek yoghurt and fill your soul!