Lentils are one of the oldest domesticated pulse crops in the world, having been found alongside human habitations dating back to 11,000BCE.
They are a great source of protein & carbohydrates and a good source of fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins – making them an important staple food all over the world.
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 160g of red lentils
- 2 carrots (roughly chopped)
- 1 onion (peeled and roughly chopped)
- 1 clove of garlic (sliced)
- 10g ginger (peeled and sliced)
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 1l hot water
- Pinch of chilli flakes
- Coriander (for serving)
Stick all the ingredients in a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Blitz with a hand blender and served topped with a little coriander