Spiced lentil soup

Spiced lentil soup

A comforting dish, slowly cooked, full of spices and warmth. I love lentils, I love stews/soups. So we can't go wrong here...! Here is my version of the spiced lentil soup with tomatoes, carrots and a lot of spices. I really outdid myself with the toppings here : coconut yogurt, jalapeño and a lot (way more than pictured) of cilantro.

This is comfort food to me. Let it reduce a bit more and eat it with rice, it's as good and as satisfying. I'm sure you'll love it!

Spiced lentil soup (serves 5-6) :

  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 400g uncooked lentils
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 250ml water
  • 70g tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro + more to garnish
  • A couple tbsp coconut yogurt
  • 1 jalapeño

Mince onion and garlic.

Slice the carrots and cube the potatoes.

In a pot, add a tbsp of olive oil and fry the onion for a couple minutes.

Add garlic and fry for a minute.

Add carrots, potatoes and spices. Let it cook fo 2 minutes.

Add the lentils, stock, water and tomato paste. Mix well and cover with a lid.

Let it simmer for 30-40 minutes.

Before serving, add lemon juice and 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro.

Garnish the bowls with cilantro, sliced jalapeño and coconut yogurt.