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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baheewheeler's picture
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Delicious soup. Five-year-old daughter asked for second helping (pretty much unheard of behaviour!). Replaced one of the onions with a leek - & only grated the apple (unpeeled) and chopped everything else. Had a couple of tablespoons of sour cream that needed using, so used this instead of milk.

mmepenguin's picture

Love this soup! The house even smells delicious when I'm making it :-)

hogghouse's picture
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Three large sweet potatos are about right for the quantity and don't stint on the curry powder! Within reason of course. Naturally I did not grate anything, just chopped them up. Result very nice

katerinat's picture
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I left out the milk, but added few extra chilli seeds. It was so tasty, I pretty much ate the whole soup just for dinner.

filcher's picture
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A very easy soup to prepare. Very tasty indeed

jeanmberry's picture
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a really tasty soup - i used hot curry powder which gave it a real kick.
I blended it and it has a really smooth texture.
thanks for tips about no need for grating

chrisgalea's picture
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Very easy soup and everyone loved it - kids included. I omitted the milk and it was still delicious.

ginajoll's picture
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With regard to Queen Bee's comment about low fat/oil, I usually omit sauté for vegetables and just buzz everything into the stock and boil it. I don't sauté unless it's absolutely crucial for the final result, e.g. French Onion Soup, definitely needs the caramelisation process. Also try smoked paprika/powdered cumin/powdered coriander for a change from the curry powder. Quark instead of milk. Pumpkin (Invincible or Crown Prince) instead of squash (had a glut, still using after harvesting 3 months ago.

melaniespiteri's picture
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Didn't need to grate the sweet potato. Soup was delicious. Instead of just normal milk, I also added some light coconut milk, which I think added to its yumminess.

sodastreamdreams's picture

Delicious soup and the recipe is big enough to make a batch for every day of the week, also it freezes well =]

sarahrt's picture
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This soup is really yummy - in my opinion, it is better than the more popular 'spiced carrot and lentil' recipe on this website. I used ground ginger and didn't use fresh coriander, but the outcome was still lovely. As others suggested, I didn't need to grate any of the ingredients. Also, I would say definitely don't miss out the lime - I tried the soup before and after I added the lime, and it really made the soup perfect.

aileenwaldron's picture
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Made this for family sunday lunch, they all loved it and wanted the recipe. Didn't bother grating anything and it still tasted beautifully.

becky606's picture
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This soup is great, I also just chopped everything and it was fine. Made a few changes - swapped the apple for 3 sticks of celery and instead of 300ml of milk I put in an extra 300ml of vegetable stock. Very hearty soup.

divasparkle's picture
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Ginger was the only thing I grated and I left out the milk. Added chill flakes for an little kick...will try with cumin as well next time. Great to take in to work for lunch - filling and warming.

filcher's picture
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very tasty and very easy to make

giordifer's picture
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Delicious! It is similar in taste to the mulligatawny soup. Will definitely make this again :)

katrinaferg's picture
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Really tasty soup. I would probably use less liquid next time though, as it's very thin and I prefer my soup a bit thicker.

lbladen's picture
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Sorry forgot to rate!

lbladen's picture
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Didn't have coriander but was lovely without. Soup was thick and tasty. Wish I'd read the reviews before I spent ages grating the sweet potato though. Will definitely be making again and no grating next time!

steveogilvie's picture
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really good soup. Didn't have enough sweet potato, so did 50:50 with ordinary potato and it went down really well.

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