Red lentil, chickpea & chilli soup

Red lentil, chickpea & chilli soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
222
protein
13g
carbs
33g
fat
5g
saturates
0g
fibre
6g
sugar
6g
salt
0.87g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • large pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 140g red split lentils
  • 850ml vegetable stock or water
  • 400g can tomatoes, whole or chopped
  • 200g carton chickpeas or ½ a can, rinsed and drained (freeze leftovers)
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped (save a few leaves, to serve)
  • 4 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat a large saucepan and dry-fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for 1 min, or until they start to jump around the pan and release their aromas. Add the oil and onion, and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the lentils, stock and tomatoes, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins until the lentils have softened.
  2. Whizz the soup with a stick blender or in a food processor until it is a rough purée, pour back into the pan and add the chickpeas. Heat gently, season well and stir in the coriander. Finish with a dollop of yogurt and coriander leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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yeatesl's picture
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This is one of the best soups I have ever made! Easy, filling, spicy, low fat and warming. Couldnt get much better than this.

Lemonyginger's picture
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Very tasty and easy to make. I crumbled some crisp bacon peices on the top as an extra, though it doesn't really need it.

herose's picture
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Very tasty and easy to make

herose's picture
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Very tasty and easy to make

yokiepud's picture

I used a fresh chilli, normal onion and put a mixture of 3 bell peppers an a clove of garlic in and stock from cauliflower from last nights dinner. so ive invented my own tasty soup. its what youve got to hand as far as soups go. it was very tasty

vripley1985's picture
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A favourite in our house, including my 15 month old daughter!

sludgero's picture
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Trully delicious! Thanks.

rapata80's picture
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Very tasty and filling!

carlyjbrown86's picture

Delicious soup, I doubled the recipe to make enough for lunch for the entire week plus more. Keeps really well and tastes better the older it gets!

felicityhm's picture
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I think this is the most delicious soup I've ever had! Freezed really well too and the dollop of greek yogurt reallly finishes it off well.

helenhirst's picture
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Yum,i whizzed half of the chick peas so perhaps had a thicker soup with fewer pieces in it.amazed that my husband loved it as he's not usually a fan of veg soups

louisemur's picture
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Delicious, easy and very cheap to make.

evanshayleyleanne's picture
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lovely soup- had this as a nice evening supper after being out on a cold pitch watching rugby all day- perfect

evanshayleyleanne's picture
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lovely soup- had this as a nice evening supper after being out on a cold pitch watching rugby all day- perfect

kadi592's picture
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got a little carried away with the chillis but other tha that it was grate and oh so simple to make.

kadi592's picture
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got a little carried away with the chillis but other than that it was grate and oh so simple to make :)

jayne7310's picture
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Good filling soup, quite spicy nice served with naan bread, very easy to make. Thickens up considerably overnight, I thinned it down with some coconut milk I had open and this also worked well. The original recipe I used a spray olive oil as my daughter is on a slimming world diet so she could eat this too !!!

kimscakes81's picture
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Be careful as someone has said below when your mixing the seeds and the chilli together. The aroma is lethal. It got to my chest and couldn't stop coughing. I was going to give up, having looked at it. And then thinking i wouldn't like it. However the soup is yummy. Warming on a winters day and very good for you.

tumbles's picture

I'm not the world's greatest cook but this recipe was easy to follow and delicious. I have had request from my better half to bring it out again for the winter. Try it!

saffysue's picture
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Really tasty. I misread the recipe and used the whole can of chick peas - to no ill effect. Will definitely make this again. Tasty, filling, low fat and cheap.

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