Lentil and cardamom soup

This recipe was in good food magazine a couple of months ago. I tried it because I love cardamom, and it’s a bit of an unusual flavour in a soup. We absolutely loved this. It’s a bit high in fat/ calories compared to the normal soups I make, but worth it for how tasty it is. Serving 3, it’s 363 calories and 20g fat. But yummy and definitely worth a try, we’ve made it a few times already

Large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Carrot, chopped
Ginger, thumb-sized, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
10 cardamom pods (you just need the seeds, which you get by prising them open with a knife on the seam and scraping the seeds out. I halved use extra cardamom)
1 tsp cumin (seeds or ground)
100g dried lentils
200ml coconut milk (half a can)
200ml milk (or make it a full can of light coconut milk, but really a bit of a waste of money!)
1 lemon, zest and juice (think I used just bottled juice)
Parsley/ coriander (dried if you have them or omit)
Chilli flakes

Fry onion, garlic, carrot and ginger in large pan
Add turmeric, cardamom and cumin, stir well and cook for a few more minutes
Stir in lentils
Add the coconut milk, milk and 400ml water
Simmer for 15 mins
Blend with a hand blender
Add the remaining ingredients in, or serve on top of the bowl of soup, and serve with bread/ naan

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