Spiced red lentil soup

Spiced red lentil soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

Simple soups like this make great lunches - and are wallet-friendly too!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
390
protein
20g
carbs
51g
fat
13g
saturates
8g
fibre
6g
sugar
9g
salt
1.44g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 300g red lentils
  • 1.7l vegetable stock
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • chopped spring onions, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Fry the onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft. Stir in the red Thai curry paste, depending how hot you want it.
  2. Add red lentils and mix to coat in the paste. Pour over vegetable stock and simmer for 20 mins until the lentils are tender.
  3. Blend with coconut milk and reheat if needed. Serve scattered with chopped spring onions, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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trevor16's picture
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Delicious. I added a chopped potato and blended which made the soup nice and thick. Will definitely make again.

smhayter's picture

I've just made this for a second time and it's even better. I had veg to use up (a pepper, two sticks of celery, a leek and a carrot), and only had 200g of lentils left. It has produced a lovely, thick and creamy soup. It's beautiful. Can't wait for lunch now! I'll definitely be adding veg in the future!

patsyminx's picture
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Scrummy! Will definitely make again . Added a touch of fish sauce and squeeze of lime juice to add to the thai flavours . May add more lentils next time or less stock to make a thicker soup but sure to become one of my regulars .

trevor16's picture
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Made this today and it's delicious! I'd read some of the previous comments about the consistency and I added a finely chopped potato and blended everything together which gave a lovely thick consistency. It works trust me! Will definitely make again

smhayter's picture

Just made this and it's lovely. I only used just over 1lt of stock and 200ml of coconut milk and still found it a little thin for my liking but the taste is beautiful. Can't wait to have it for lunch at work tomorrow

livvy50's picture
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I just made this but, as I didn't have any red curry paste, I used green and it was fine. I did add some finely chopped lemongrass, a lime leaf and a squeeze of lime juice (removed the lime leaf before blending) - but only as I had them and they needed using up - but I do think they add to the flavour. I like my Thai food though, so if your taste buds prefer less flavoursome food then I am sure it would be fine without!

ladyskirlie's picture

This delicious soup went down really well with the family. Will definitely make again!

coolcook's picture

Loved this soup will be using this recipe again & again I'm sure :)

travisdixon's picture

Nice dish, but as I like a creamier texture for my soups I used 1.5L of stock and still found it too runny for my liking. I will try again with 1L of stock, or even less. (I did use washed, split lentils though so this might make a difference if you're using whole; I'm not sure).

izmadge's picture

Just made this for lunch - very scrummy! Will be a regular now I think. I also added a squeeze of lime juice as I had the end of a lime to use up - gave it a nice citrusy tang which worked well.

buffalo_girluk's picture
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Very tasty soup and simple to make! I added a bit of lime juice to make it a bit zingy and more lentils so it was a bit thicker. Also used green thai paste as it was all i had!

kashflo's picture
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Really easy to make and really tasty. I add a little extra red curry paste to make it even spicier. Great for lunches at work, with chappati croutons.

flossie66's picture
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Love, love, love this soup!!! I must admit though that I prefer a thicker consistency, so last time I made it I put in just under 1.5l stock instead of the amount suggested on the recipe. Mmm...

lplatecook's picture

Very easy to make and very tasty

happydays95's picture
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Just made this soup... didn't have enough red lentils so topped up with green ones, put in 2 tablespoons of green paste,whizzed when cooked by hand held blitzer...felt the soup is a bit thin for our liking.. and very "beige", next time I'll not use so much stock, say, 1.3litres...tasty tho' will defo make it again.

mennog's picture
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Delicious! Easy, simple, tasty and cheap!

twinette's picture
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Really tasty and original. My father loved it during his fast :)

mariongoodfood's picture

Hello - this sounds great and I'm trying to save it to my newly created good food binder. I'm a technophobe so no doubt I'm missing something but can't see a way to get it into the binder - can anyone help?

freya_marks's picture
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Delicious and so easy to make!

kashflo's picture
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This soup is lovely. Really easy to make and really filling. I like it with broken up chapati's as croutons.

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