Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
287
protein
9g
carbs
49g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
6g
sugar
17g
salt
0.71g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 20g pack coriander, stalks chopped
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 800g sweet potatoes
  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • 300ml milk
  • juice 1 lime

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Method

  1. Put the curry powder into a large saucepan, then toast over a medium heat for 2 mins. Add the olive oil, stirring as the spice sizzles in the pan. Tip in the onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, season, then gently cook for 5 mins, stirring every so often.
  2. Meanwhile, peel, then grate the sweet potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock, lentils, milk and seasoning, then simmer, covered, for 20 mins. Blend until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice, check the seasoning and serve, topped with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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KcPrincess's picture

I've made a few soups using recipes from this site, but this was by far my favourite!! Definitely no need to grate everything!! (I won't be doing that again!!) I did forget to add the lime juice at the end but it was delicious so don't think I'd use it next time either!

poliachi's picture

Lovely soup easy to freeze

chocolatespiders's picture

This is absolutely amazing.. I didn't add the oil and used half sweet potato and half butternut squash - It is perfect for something comforting. Nice served with a pitta bread or crusty roll. Now a firm fav!

Murfy's picture

Gorgeous!
I think it should be called coconut curry soup though, as that's what it tastes of.

queeniemay's picture

My absolutely favorite soup now! Creamy thick and spicy but not too spicy. Garnish it in the bowls with a swirl of natural yogurt and sprinkling of coriander leaves.

osmianannya's picture
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This is a brilliant recipe! xx

johncolman's picture

My kids really loved this , and it was filling , I gave it to them with fresh bread , I make myself. I will reduce the amount of coriander next time.

brennie72's picture
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Beautiful!

greenjade6's picture
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Absolutely love this soup. I didn't have quite enough sweet potato, so used half a butternut squash too. It was delicious - will definitely make again. I can recommend this for making in the slow cooker. It took approximately 2 hours on high.

heffyd's picture
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I read the previous comments and made this with coconut milk instead of cow's milk. I also used a pouch of preprepared puy lentils instead of the red lentils. I have to say that this is the best soup I have ever made, maybe even ever tasted! Went down well with all members of the family.

sophiemavin's picture
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I made this last night, absolutely scrumptious. I used madras curry paste and didn´t bother to grate everything as I knew I was going to whizz it all up. Will definately be making this again. I´ve even got some in the fridge at work to have for lunch.

leerenshaw's picture
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love this recipe, chop up, chuck in, cook eat yum yum.

jackiewatts1960's picture

I have just discovered tandoori curry powder and it made this soup utterly amazing. Tandoori curry powder has a slight sweet chilli flavouring and would make a fabulous dhansak.

nicmo81's picture
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Very nice. I thought it tasted a bit like a sweet curry. Not sure if that was due to me using mild indian curry paste rather than curry powder. Might use more than one lime in future to cut the sweetness a bit.

meljm's picture
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Fantastic recipe, just what you to warm you up on a cold day. Used soya milk to make it dairy free.

mwsc11050's picture
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Do not grate the ingredients it is absolutely not necessary. Very tasty soup, quite sweet but then it is made with sweet potatoes. Will be making again.

hvwade1982's picture
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Made this soup last night, first soup I have made and it tastes delish. I grated everything too without reading other comments and it was the biggest pain! Will definitely just cut up next time

paoladesogus's picture

Just made a batch and it's amazing , also started grating and halfway gave it up and chopped. Also added in some more curry extra kick ....may add in prawns next time when cooking the curry ,then remove and add in just before the end ...will see and report back ...

anna124's picture
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Fantastic soup for a cold day (like today), also very tasty without adding a lime juice. I have not blended my soup (as I prefer to taste the vegetables), but made sure that I cut sweet potatoes into small chunks, cut onion into fine pieces and grated apples. All with very good results.

adabsiz's picture

I chop the following vegetables to taste:

Onion
Celery
Parsnip
Potatos
Carrots

And on:e breast (or leg) of chicken

Boil for 15 min. then add lentils and boil for a further 15 min. Add some single cream and frozen peas.

Remove chicken and blend everything else, then add the cut-up chicken. Soup consistancy to taste.

Eat with thick slices of granary bread.

This is a complete meal !!

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