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Lentil and tamarind soup

Use up those pulses you've had lurking.
Course: Soup, Starter
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Lentil soup, Lentils, Tamarind


  • 250 g red lentils
  • 3 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 chilli, dried
  • 1 tbsp sea salt, or more, to taste
  • natural yoghurt for garnishing


  • Cover the lentils in plenty of water, add the other ingredients, with a whole chilli just to add a little spice, and the salt added a bit later, and cook until soft. About half an hour.