Purists will shudder. I rather did myself and I am no purist! But it works and it is nice.
I made half amount and I'm glad I did because it makes loads. Below is the original, for 4 (generous portions for hungry people). I had one portion for lunch (very filling indeed) and the other portion will be tomorrow's lunch after a quick heat up in the microwave.
And finally - I might try it in Thermione next time. It would take longer but be self stirring!