Curried Kohlrabi Soup with Puy Lentils

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Curried Kohl Rabi (Gidra) Soup 

There is nothing more welcoming than a good soup to return to at the end of the day. The addition of curry is wonderful with kohlrabi.

You will need:

3 kohlrabi, peeled
200g green puy lentils
3 medium potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
2 onions, peel and thinly sliced
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 all natural stock cube
1 tablespoon tomato purée
2 teaspoons curry
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
A light grating of fresh nutmeg
A drizzle of good oil
Salt and pepper to season if desired

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Rinse the puy lentils well then leave them to soak overnight.
Cook according to instructions on the packet. Once cooked drain the water and keep aside.

Fry the onions in a drizzle of oil on low medium heat until they become transparent and lightly caramel use. Do not allow them to crisp.

Remove half the onions and keep aside,

Add the curry powder and ginger, stir until it is cooked through. Add 2 of the kohlrabi ( roughly chopped), the rest of the vegetables, the spices and tomato purée. Stir then immerse the vegetables in water. Turn up the heat and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 35 minutes or as long as the vegetables take to cook but do not overcook.

Remove from heat and allow to cool. Use a hand blender to purée until the soup has a smooth consistency.

When you are ready to serve it, heat through, remove from heat and add half the puy lentils. Stir and serve in individual bowls.. Garnish with 2 spoons of puy lentils, some caramel used onions and roasted kohlrabi.

And for the roasted kohlrabi to garnish the top:
1 kohlrabi
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to season

Preheat oven to 220 C
Peel the kohlrabi, then cut into small squares. Toss kohlrabi with oil. Lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper. Place in a hot dish and roast for 25 minutes turning over after 15 minutes.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we have 🙂

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I use Kallo all natural stock cubes by Good Earth, fresh vegetables by Big Fresh Mosta, tomato puree by Victoria Brand, spices and curry by Schwartz

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