Orla Walsh is a Registered Dietitian, owner of Orla Walsh Nutrition, former performance nutritionist to the Irish Olympic team and regular contributor for the Irish Independent newspaper, RTE and Newstalk FM.
Place 400g red lentils into a pot. Fill the saucepan with water until the water comes 2 inches above the lentils. Bring to the boil, drop the heat and add in 2 tsps turmeric and 1 tbsp olive oil. Then simmer for 15 minutes.
While the lentils are simmering, place 2 tsps cumin seeds into a saucepan and dry fry for about 1 minute. Place into a cup and set aside.
Next place 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 chilli and 3 inches ginger into a blender with 3 tbsp water. Blend into a paste, add to a saucepan and heat.
When hot, mix in 1 tsp ground coriander and 1 tsp garam masala. Then add in your cumin in seeds.
When the lentils are cooked, stir in your oniony paste. Done!
1st night: Ate it just as it is, with a side of quinoa
2nd night: Added prawns and ate with rice and salad.
3rd night: Added chicken & peas and ate with bulgur wheat