Soup season

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Make this lovely warming soup for your supper.
½ tsp vegetable oil
80g red onion, thinly sliced
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp black mustard seeds (optional)
½ tsp ground cumin seeds
a pinch of dried chilli flakes
1 clove garlic, chopped
500g tomatoes, chopped
20g red lentils
3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp Greek yogurt
Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion and cook until soft and lightly browned and the stir in the turmeric, cumin, mustard seed and chilli flakes (if you are using them) and cook gently for another minute.
Add the garlic, tomatoes and lentils. Stir in 500ml water and a fat pinch of salt. Simmer for about half an hour, topping up with water if necessary, until the lentils are swollen.
Mix the yogurt with 1-2 tbsp water to make a pouring consistency. Eat the soup scattered with coriander and drizzled with yogurt.
Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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