Sweet Potato and Lentil SoupRecipe for Sweet potato and lentil soup (serves 4)

Ingredient Calories per serving
2 tsp butter or oil 17
220g onion, diced 22
2 tsps cumin seeds 4
1 tsp turmeric 2
2 cloves garlic, crushed 2
1 chilli pepper, sliced 1
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 5
570g sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped 128
1 litre/4 cups stock 10
¼ cup red lentils 42
salt & pepper 0

Total calories per serving: 235

Method: Heat butter or oil and gently fry the onion until soft. Stir in the cumin, ginger, turmeric, chilli and garlic and cook for a minute or two. Stir in the pieces of sweet potato, then add the stock and lentils. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the sweet potato pieces are tender. Blend the soup to a thick purée, taste, add seasoning if needed, and serve garnished with some fresh coriander/cilantro or parsley leaves.

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