Indian Spiced Tomato & Red Lentil Soup

130 calories per portion (makes 2 portions)

This is an adapted version of the Tomato and Lentil soup from The 5:2 Diet Book – I simply dry fried the onion with some Panch Poran spice blend, which gave it a delicious warming Asian flavour.

1 chopped onion

Pinch of chilli flakes

2 tablespoons of red lentils

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes

500ml vegetable stock (I used Marigold bouillon)

Coriander leaf, to taste (maybe ½ bunch)

  • Put all the ingredients, except the coriander, in a pan together and heat till simmering.
  • Cover and cook for twenty minutes till the lentils are soft.
  • Add the coriander, cook for one minute and blend with stick blender. Season and serve.

Try it with your favourite spices – whole coriander or cumin seeds are lovely, or add some ground ginger and turmeric. This freezes very well so why not double up the portions for your next Fast Day - the ultimate in Fast Food.

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