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Simple Hearty Lentil and Herb Soup

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

This is one of my go to favourites, and as a one pot meals is super simple, wholesome and easy to digest. What more do you need on a rainy Sunday? It is adapted from an Anjum Anand recipe and has never failed to please friends and family over the last 10yrs. Versatile, as it works for all types, and you can easily adapt the consistency to soup, side or main dish. Anjum Anand's has a great variety of Ayurvedic Recipes if you take a look online.

Method: Heat 2-3 tbsp ghee or coconut oil and gently sweat a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme, with a chopped up onion, chopped carrot, chopped stick of celery, and a sliced leek. (Don't worry if you don't have all, just use what you have). Cook until the onions are soft 5-10mins.

Add 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed, 650ml vegetable stock and 200g washed Puy lentils. gently simmer for around 25mins with the lid on. Put around a third into a bowl and use a stick blender to purée before stirring it back in. Season, and serve with parsley and a dash of lemon. . Enjoy!

Options: Gluten free, use gluten free stock, Vata can add a little parmesan, Kapha can add a little chilli. You can add more water as you like to change the consistency

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