Home Made Lentil Soup - With a Kick!

My Friends and Family tell me I should can this and sell it . . . I can tell you is that there is nothing better on a cold winter’s afternoon than the smell of this bubbling happily on the stove while you pamper yourself with your favourite hobby or pastime, safe, warm and watching Mother Nature’s Dance through the window! It’s hearty, Nutritious and Fulfilling in every way.

If you can be bothered to make your own Bread to go with it, (it’s not hard), you can mix True Magic into the Meal – so Power that Wooden Spoon with Love and Good intentions – then judge for yourself . . . You need that big pan again, a sharp knife, chopping board, grater and wooden spoon, and off you go!

1 packet of red lentils
Lump of margarine
2 medium sized onions
2 cloves garlic
3 medium sized carrots
3 medium sized parsnips (or approx. equivalent of turnip)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Half a tube of tomato purée
Small handful of black peppercorns
2 teaspoons of chilli powder
Salt to taste

Two thirds fill your pan with water, add the packet of lentils and bring to the boil, (watch because it boils over easily), add the margarine, (helps prevent frothing), and turn it down to simmer very gently.
While that’s going on, chop onions and garlic and toss them in.
Next grate carrots and parsnips and add them.
Add tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and . . . everything else.
Stir frequently as you add each ingredient, and when everything’s in, top up with water as much as you can. You can keep topping up as time goes on, it gets thicker and thicker!

I don’t agree with the professional Chef’s theory that you shouldn’t scrape the bottom of the pan here, unless you’re diligent in ‘catching’ it before it sticks too much, you may well end up with a huge lump of burned lentils lol!

It really is easy to make, just stir frequently, top up as necessary – and I like to give it 2/3 hours . . . but you’ll know when it’s done!


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I forgot to get the Parsnip so Instead of Parsnip I've grated 2 potatoes in and the result is the same. Lovely!

Yeah I used to put potatoes in anyway . . when I had more people to feed lol, but useful suggestion - good to experiment, glad You enjoyed it Kyle xx