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Sri Lankan Fish And Lentils Soup     HT SP 45mins

Serves 4      Hot Fish Pulses Vegetables Spices Herbs Soup Gluten Wheat Free Eggless Sri Lanka Ceylon Ceylonese Asia Asian

225g/8oz Thick Fish Fillets, cut into 2.5cm/1-inch pieces
2 Onions, chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
50g/2oz Lentils
1 teasp Freshly chopped Coriander
1 teasp Ground Cumin
Salt and White Pepper
900ml/30fl.oz. Water
25g/1oz Butter or Ghee
1 Curry Leaf
2 teasp Lime Juice


1. Place the fish in a large saucepan together with add half the onions, the tomato, lentils, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper and water. Bring to simmering point then cover and cook over a medium heat for 25 minutes, stirring from time to time.

2. Heat the butter or ghee in a frying pan, add the remaining onion and curry leaf and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add to the fish soup, mix well and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes.

4. Just before serving, sprinkle the soup with lime juice. Serve immediately.

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