Make this spiced lentil soup, then check out our red lentil soup, tomato soup, butternut squash soup and more warming soup recipes.


  • for frying oil
  • a small piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 150g red lentils
  • fresh vegetable stock, cube or concentrate made up to 1 litre
  • 1 lime, juiced to taste
  • a small bunch of leaves coriander


  • STEP 1

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan and fry the ginger and spices for a couple of minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Add the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes more then add the lentils and stock.

  • STEP 3

    Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the lentils are tender. Blend until smooth or leave chunky.

  • STEP 4

    Stir through a squeeze of lime juice and serve sprinkled with coriander.


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