Spicy LentilPrep.Time: 10-15 mins
Cook.Time: 25-30 mins
Ingredients10oz/250g Green Lentils
1 Medium Onion
4 Cloves Garlic
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
MethodPlace 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.
You can use chicken stock cubes instead of vegetable stock cubes for added flavour.
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