Difficulty level Easy
YIELD Makes 4 good-size bowls
After introducing you to The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen by Nigel Slater (2005, Fourth Estate), I thought I would choose a recipe from the end of the book,his December diary. There were roasted meats and lots of desserts (it being Christmastime), but that wasn't what I was in the mood for. So instead, I turned to the very front of the book and decided to make his New Year's Day soup.
Slater apparently has a tradition of making soup on New Year's Day and I heartily approve. He calls this "a bowl of soup that both whips and kisses." It seemed a pretty good meal to have as the solstice approaches and we have the long winter before us.
|A walnut-sized knob of ginger|
|225 grams||split red lentils|
|1 tsp||ground turmeric|
|1 tsp||ground chili|
|small bunch coriander, roughly chopped|
|For the onion topping:|
|2 tbsp||vegetable oil|
|2||mall hot chillies|