Rose Prince describes her Green Lentil & Okra soup as ‘central heating in a bowl’ and she is absolutely right. This soup is one of our favourite weeknight suppers in winter. It tastes delicious, is incredibly warming and is a doddle to make.

Just fry some garlic, a chopped onion, some celery, 250g green lentils and a spoonful of ground coriander in two spoonfuls of olive oil for about 5 minutes. Then add 1.2l of chicken stock (or water and a bit more olive oil) and bring to the boil. Simmer for 30 mins.

OKRA bit. We don’t always have okra in our larder but flaked chilli seems to work just as well (and is even quicker). Add a dollop of greek yoghurt, and hey presto, central heating in a bowl.


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