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Spicy Lentil

Spicy Lentil

 Prep.Time: 10-15 mins
 Cook.Time: 25-30 mins
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4-6

Tools                 

 Large Saucepan
 Mixing Bowl
 Sharp Knife
 Chopping Board
 Wooden Spoon

Ingredients       

 10oz/250g Green Lentils
 1 Medium Onion
 4 Cloves Garlic
 2 Tomatoes
 1 Red Chilli
 Juice of 1 Lemon
 2oz/50g Creamed Coconut
 2 Vegetable Stock Cubes
 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
 2 pts/1 Ltr Hot Water
 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
 1tsp Ground Turmeric
 1tsp Ground Cardamom
 1 Star Anise
 Black Pepper


Method                                                                       

Place the tomatoes in the mixing bowl, pour hot water over them and leave to stand.
Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and chilli.
Drain tomatoes and take off skins.
Quarter the tomatoes, remove the seeds and chop finely.
Heat the oil in the large saucepan.
Add onions and fry till soft.
Add garlic, chilli and tomatoes.
Stir in cardamom, turmeric and star anise.
Rinse lentils thoroughly then add to pan.
Add hot water, stock cubes and black pepper.
Stir then leave to simmer for 25 minutes.
Add fish sauce and lemon juice and stir in coconut cream.
When the coconut has dissolved, serve in warmed bowls.


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 You can use chicken stock cubes instead of vegetable stock cubes for added flavour.



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