I did an Indian cooking class at Tafe back in 2004 and picked up a few recipes that I have continued to use over the past 5 years. Tonight I’ve made a modified version of red lentil soup.
Cup of red lentils
20g olive oil
1 onion chopped
2cm piece ginger
2cm piece turmeric (or dried turmeric powder added at same time as chilli powder)
½ tsp cumin seeds
Large tomato chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp chilli powder
Wash the red lentils and set aside.
Add olive oil, onion, ginger and turmeric into the Thermomix. Process for 5 seconds on speed 7.
Cook the mix for 3 minutes at 100 degrees C on speed 1, and use the same temperature and speed for the following steps.
Add cumin seeds and cook for 1 minute.
Add chopped tomato, salt and chilli powder and cook for 1 minute.
Add washed lentils with 800g water and cook for 15 minutes.
At the end of each step I noticed an inviting smell wafting from the Thermomix and enjoyed taking the lid off to add the next items. And the ultimate taste test was a resounding "yes" with some homemade spelt bread contributing very nicely to the meal.