Thursday, 1 January 2015

Spicy lentil and tomato soup

Happy New Year!!!

Here we go again, I'm back on track now for the new year and also going booze free for January to raise money for Cancer Research so wish me luck!

Its blowing a gale outside and rainy so wanted to make something spicy, filling and I can take to work for my lunches next week. I love this soup as its really thick and filling just what you want this weather. As always feel free to up the chili if you like it hot or do what my husband does and add tabasco before eating.

These proportions make a BIG saucepan (I use the base pan of my pressure cooker) full of soup so halve the recipe if you don't want so much but it does freeze really well too.

Spicy lentil and tomato soup

2 mugs of red lentils
2 tins chopped tomatoes
2 large onions (chopped)
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp mild chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp grated ginger
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
2 litres vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
salt and pepper
spray oil

Spray large saucepan with spray oil and add the chopped onion and over a low heat let it cook until soft but not brown. Add the cumin, coriander, chili, garlic and ginger and stir for a minute or two. Add the lentils, tomatoes, tomato puree and stock. Bring to a boil then simmer until lentils are soft and soup is thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  1. Hi, love all the recipes! How many servings is this? Thanks :)

  2. I just made this, mine looks thicker than the pic but could be sorted by adding more stock but it is delicious the way it is. Thank you for putting the recipes on here, I have made more of your recipes including the faggots which were amazing:-)