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Men's extra: 1 poppadum (37 cals)
A tasty, filling soup. Make the day before if possible – or perhaps make a double batch to eat on the second fast day of the week?
1. Heat the oil spray in a saucepan, add the onion and cook until soft and lightly browned.
2. Stir in the turmeric, cumin, mustard seed and chilli flakes. Cook gently for another minute. Use a little water or juice from the tomatoes if it starts to stick.
3. Add the garlic, tomatoes and lentils. Stir in the water and a fat pinch of salt. Simmer for about half an hour, topping up with water if necessary, until the lentils are very soft.
4. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Mix the yogurt with 1-2 tbsp water to make a pouring consistency. Eat the soup scattered with coriander and drizzled with yogurt.
Hi, is this the recipe for one portion?
Yes, it says 'serves 1' in the left hand column - but I realise it's a bit obscured by lots of other stuff there! Sorry for any confusion. In fact, all the 5:2 recipes are one portion so hpe that makes life simpler for you. Enjoy!
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