½ cup (100g) red lentils
2 cups (500ml) boiling water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled, cut into large slices
1kg kumara, peeled, cut into large slices
1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
green onion, low-fat natural yogurt, to serve
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
Combine lentils and boiling water in a large jug. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium. Cook onion for 2 minutes, until soft. Add lentils and soaking water, carrot, kumara, broccoli and 6 cups water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Cool slightly.
Using a hand blender, blend until smooth. Season to taste. Serve topped with green onion and a dollop of natural yogurt.