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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trenethick's picture
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Halved the recipe and made it in my Thermomix.I used Patak's mild curry paste instead of curry powder.I loved it. Will make it again.

homemadesoup's picture
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Easy to make. Absolutely delicious.

carole64's picture
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Lovely soup. I am cutting down on fat so replaced the olive oil with frylight. Think I added a bit too much curry powder so will cut down on that next time I make it. Will also just chop instead of grating all the ingredients....can't see how it will make much difference seeing as it's being blended anyway. Will definitely make again.

queenbee64's picture

Absolutely delicious! I also just chopped ingredients which is fine when it's cooked. As I need this soup to be as fat free as possible, I replaced the olive oil with Fry Light spray and left out the milk which can be replaced with water if you need more liquid. This is definitely a new favourite!

natalierachel's picture
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I also just chopped instead of grated. Added slightly more curry powder. Very warming!

ceriborley's picture
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Really tasty, my husband says this is the best of my soups that he has tasted. Coming from him, this is a big compliment. It's pretty good for you, too.
I did all the grating, but now having read the other comments, I shall be chopping next time!

juliebahrain's picture
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Made this soup for my husband who has a bad cold. Didn't quite have enough sweet potato so used some pumpkin as well. I didn't grate, just chopped. We both really enjoyed this soup and I would definitely make it again.

dreamc's picture
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Excellent soup, did do all the grating, which i will skip the next time.

fayfumbs's picture
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Very tasty soup. Didn't do any of the grating, just finely chopped everything and then blended. Will definitely make again.

mrsradent's picture
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Really tasty though I might add less stock next time as the blended soup as just a tad too thin for my liking. Will definitely make again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Perfect soup. Great taste and texture. No need to grate - just cut into small pieces. Full of healthy ingredients.

jburton's picture
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This is lovely, i also agree there is no need for all the grating. In the end i only grated the apple, and the ginger and cut the potato into rounds about 1-1/2cm thick, as the soup is simmered the ingredients soften anyway and then it is blended so no need to go to all that trouble, plus i was dreading grating the onion, this i sliced thinly.
I made this as my fella has this dreaded swine flu so wanted to give him some nice and healthy home comfort food.
I will definitely be making this again.

elinor86's picture
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this soup had a very strong taste liked it but it's not a favourite...

jaffa3008's picture

Really really tasty - I agree with barney123 no need for all the grating, especially if the final product is being blended. I chopped the majority of ingredients and it still worked out well. Even my fussy 18month old enjoyed it. Def make again.

barney123's picture
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Delicious. Perfect for lunch on a cold day. Did not enjoy the grating but will make this one again.

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