Spiced red lentil soup

Spiced red lentil soup

A very pretty and colorful spiced red lentil soup to welcome the dropping temps... Lots of veggies, lots of spices, it makes it a very filling soup. You can have it as a starter or a main, as you please.

I know Fall is know for being pumpkin soup season and I personnally love it ! But this red lentil soup is a nice change from pumpkin and various squashes. I often have red lentils in my pantry so it's good to make a filling soup when I don't have much time on my hands. The texture is quite thick but you can always add more stock to thin it.

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Spiced red lentil soup (serves 4 to 5) :

  • 200 g red lentils
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 liter vegetable stock
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil

Peel and chop the carrot, potato, onion and garlic in pieces.

Slice the celery stalk. Peel the ginger and cut it into 4 pieces.  

In a pot, heat a drizzle of vegetable oil.

Add the onion, garlic, potato, carrot and celery. Stir fry everything for 2 minutes.

Add the spices : cumin, coriander, ginger, Cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Pour the stock and add the red lentils. Mix and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Lentils and vegetables must be tender.

Transfer to a blender to blend or use an immersion blender.

Serve in bowls and garnish with cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream if you so wish.