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Brown lentil Soup


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  • Brown lentils
  • Chicken (optional)
  • 7 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • Paprika
  • 4 tbsp tomato pasata/1 ½ tbsp tomato concentrate
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 ltr water (or more)
  • Chilli (optional)
  • 1 or 2 green chillis
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Coriander (chopped
  • only needed as garnish)


servings 7
Level of difficulty Easy
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

1. Pour oil into a pressure cooker and heat it.

Step 2

2. When the oil is heated, add brown lentils to the pressure cooker.

Step 3

3. Add chicken (optional), 7 crushed garlic cloves, paprika, chilli (optional), 4 tablespoons of tomato pasata or 1 ½ tablespoon of tomato concentrate.

Step 4

4. Add 3 bay leaves to the pressure cooker, as well as 1 litre or more of water. The volume of water required depends on the quantity of the lentils.

Step 5

5. Leave the ingredients to cook for 20 minutes

Step 6

6. Finally, add 1-2 green chillies to the soup and a sprinkle of chopped coriander to the top.

Serve with bread.

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