Lentil Soup

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  • Medium size onion (chopped)
  • 70ml vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 vegetable oxo cube
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 desert spoonful of Alafia tomato cooking sauce.
  • 350g of Red Lentil
  • Dressing (optional)a fresh handful of coriander leaves ( chopped)

The Alafia Tomato Cooking sauce is available online from Amazon @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V8EL6SC and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PIPC8SO



  • Heat the oil in the sauce pan.
  • Stir fry the onion for three minutes.
  • Add the salt and oxo cube.
  • Add the Alafia tomato cooking sauce
  • Stir fry for a minute.
  • Pour in 700ml – 800mls of warm water.
  • Add the lentil (you may need to add more water).
  • Ensure that your water covers the lentils to a depth of at least one inch.
  • Cover with a tight lid and cook on very low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Check after 30 minutes to ensure that lentil has softened.
  • If pot begins to dry out before the lentil becomes soft, add more warm water to ensure that lentils become completely well cooked and softened
  • If lentil has cooked through and has softened, you can stir and taste for salt
  • The consistency of lentil soup varies according to individual taste
  • If you prefer it thick, you can serve straightaway with a slice of crusty bread or fried plantains
  • If you however prefer your soup runny you can add some warm water until you get the consistency you like.



OPTIONAL (Sprinkle a handful of chopped leaves of coriander leaves into soup) and  then serve with crusty bread or fried plantain.

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