50gcheddar - or other strong cheese - finely grated
red chilli & fresh herbs to serve
Place the butter and olive oil in the muticooker, set to FRY - VEGETABLES, add the onions and a generous pinch of salt and fry, stirring frequently for about 20 minutes until the onions are sticky, reduced and golden. Remove from cooking pot and set to one side.
Add a little more oil to the pot, and the spices, set the cooker to FRY - VEGETABLES and cook for a few minutes until fragrant. Add the lentils and cook for another minute.
Press KEEP WARM / CANCEL and set the machine to the SOUP programme, add the lentils, ginger, garlic and 2 cups of the stock. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes stirring occasionally, and adding more stock if needed until the lentils are mushy and you have your desired consistency.
Stir in half the cheese.
Serve topped with the onions, remains of the cheese and sprinkled with slices of red chilli and fresh herbs.
For a twist on the recipe try frying the onions in coconut oil
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
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