2-3tbsptomato pastestart with 2, add more as needed once the water is in
1stock cube, chicken or vegetable
1/2cupquick cooking oats
pinch of cinnamon
2cardamom pods, optional
Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a saucepan. Once hot, add the onion, garlic, and tomato paste, and stir for 5-6 minutes until onions have softened.
Add all the spices, and stir to combine, 30 seconds or so until fragrant.
Add the water, and the stock cube and let it come to a boil. Add the oats, and let them cook for 15 minutes or so until softened. Once the oats have cooked through, the soup will thicken, so add another cup of water if you need it.