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

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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toothfairy88's picture
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Really quick and easy to make. Smelt amazing and had to stop myself eating the lot! Will definitely make again!

fairykally's picture
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It's a really hearty soup for a winter's night - so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Will definitely make it again :)

tara86's picture
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The most delicious soup I have ever made!

maxinesfood's picture
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Really warming and wholesome. I added extra chilli for a spicy kick!

sarahb1973's picture
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Finally got around to making this and everyone (adults & kids alike) demolished bowlfuls of it. I did omit the chilli when cooking then we added our own chilli flakes when served so not too spicy for the kids. I also made in advance and only added coriander when reheating.Will definitely be cooking again.

rebekka's picture
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I didnt use the yogurt, as i didnt have any, and decided to add more spice which worked brilliantly :)

corinnecrane's picture
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Lovely soup and very easy to make - great for a light dinner :-)

gems14's picture
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Delicious recipe, blender was broken when I came to use it so couldn't puree the ingredients but I enjoyed it chunky regardless!

cmf1827's picture
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Excellent. Dead easy and very tasty.

pippalong's picture
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O M G. Love this soup. I added garlic to the recipe. Have made it 3 times this week. Easy to take to work. Familym think it's great. Had to add a little extra chilli for the hubby but still good.

johnbrolly's picture
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this is a lovely soup, quick and easy to make!! yum!! i think a great lunch time treat!

kt_gallacher's picture
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This is a quick and easy storecupboard soup - I added the whole tin of chickpeas and also a splash of Thomasina Miers' 'Wahaca Habanero hot sauce' as I found it a bit lacking on chilli kick. Great.

dizzydarling's picture
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Really tasty and filling, even my meat eating husband loved it and very easy!

maxine114's picture

Made the receipe numerous times, its absolutely delicious. I didn't use a red onion and it tastes just fine, also didn't have any greek yoghurt. I also use a full tin of chick peas, so I'm sure the calories will be about the same leaving out the yoghurt and using the extra chick peas, enjoy !

sweetsparrow's picture
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This tasted a lot better than it looked! Really warming and filling and healthy, I added a tsp of cream to my bowl as had no yoghurt and was lovely. I added a diced carrot at the same time as the onion to boost the veg content even more.

e-m-m-a's picture
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Just made this soup for lunch, was very very nice, another one for my binder, hubby and me had it between the 2 of us very filling next time it will go between the 3 of us, loved it, thanks :)

kay_blewett's picture
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Really easy to make and was so tasty. Will definitely make again.

fleeeur's picture
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was amazed by this simple soup! Its very easy to do and tastes delicious! everyone had second helpings. I skipped the fresh coriander and the yogurt cos I didn't have any.. still it came very good.

missjohnson88's picture
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I loved this recipe! Not only is it quick & simple to make but tastes delicious too. Perfect for those cold winter nights.

jillyhulme's picture

Wonderful warming soup! I doubled up on the ingredients to make a bigger batch.
I let is simmer for longer to reduce down a liitle more after blitzing.
Also added some grated fresh ginger and some tomatoe puree which gave it that extra zing to the flavour, great for a cold winters day! Will certainly be making it again.

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