For Veggie lovers

Black lentil soup aka Dal!

Full on flavor, high in protein and releases slow burning energy better still ridiculously easy.

200g of black lentils
1600 ml cold water
½ inch finely chopped ginger
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small, finely chopped onion
½ tin tomatoes
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp garam masala
handful of coriander

Wash the lentils in cold water, add to a pan with the water. Bring to the boil, add the chopped ginger, garlic cloves, onion and 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp salt and simmer with the lid on the pan. Cook for about 1 hour or until the lentils have split add either ½ tomato tin or 2 finely chopped tomatoes. Cook for a further 10 min or until the lentils are soft and the Sauce has thickened, if the sauce is too thick add boiled water to have soup like consistency. Finish with freshly chopped coriander and the garam masala. So satisfying x

This dal work well accompanied by either flat bread (roti recipe in ‘veggie lovers’ section) or rice.