Kumara, Coconut & Lentil Soup
For about 4 servings:
Time to prepare: 30 minutes
Cost per serving: $1.50
1 Tbsp canola or olive oil
1 medium–large onion, roughly chopped
2cm piece root ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 cup red lentils
1 kumara, about 400g, peeled and cubed
3 cups boiling water
4 tsp chicken or vegetable stock powder
1 x 400ml can coconut cream
This soup is great! It is comforting, delicious and easy to make – surely a winning combination.
Put the oil and onion in a fairly large pot. Cook over a medium–high heat until the onion is lightly but evenly browned. Add the ginger, garlic and curry powder to the onion, and stir for 1–2 minutes.
When the onion has softened and the spices are fragrant, add the lentils, kumara, water, instant stock and coconut cream to the pot then stir. Simmer, stirring now and then, for 15–20 minutes, or until everything is tender.
Mash, process, or blend with a hand blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.