Lentils are an ace source of fibre, carbohydrate and protein, and even count towards one of your 5-a-day.
Nutritionists also believe them to be a good source of molybdenum, folate, copper, phosphorus and manganese, as well as iron, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6. Wowsers.
Turmeric is very trendy at the moment as a wonder food that wards off cancer cells. A study by the Cork Cancer Research Centre claims the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, can induce cell death in some types of cancer typically resistant to chemotherapy, such as those in some oesophageal cancers.
There is a very low fat content to this dish and it is extremely filling!