Lentil Soup

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  • Heat the oil in the sauce pan.

  • Stir fry the onion for three minutes.

  • Add the salt and cube.

  • Add the Alafia tomato cooking sauce

    The Alafia Tomato Cooking sauce is available online from Amazon here and here

  • 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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