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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goggleeyedsalmon's picture
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Great, very tasty.

munchiebee's picture
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Gorgeous and no effort to make. I made it with half veg stock and half chicken, added 1 crushed clove of garlic when frying the onions and also a fresh red chilli.

I used a whole tin of chickpeas too - half blended and half to serve.

Big thumbs up over here!

emmalooroo's picture
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Nice warming soup on a cold night, I added a clove of garlic. will try a fresh chilli next time. I used the full tin of chickpeas but next time think i will blitz half of them in the soup.

amjones's picture
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Lovely - perfect to freeze then take to work

pops-learns-to-cook's picture
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Awesome! Huge hit with my serious carnivore husband. Very filling and SO good on a cold day. Will definitely repeat.

sascha's picture
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I found this a really tasty soup. However the quantitiy it yielded was barely enough for two! I'd recommend making at least twice the amount, particularly as it is claimed above that it tastes better the next day.

itsamee's picture
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Fantastic winter warmer,filling soup, served it with coriander naan bread. This one is due for many repeat performances this winter.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Nice and easy, but nothing special

lakeleman's picture
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It tastes quite good with a hint of chili flake and a scent of cumin. Thanks for sharing :)

lisa_stone's picture
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Absolutely delicious - made for and a friend and I for lunch. A winner!!!!

goodroundtreefood's picture
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This soup is easy and delicious and has quickly become a family favourite. We add extra chickpeas just because I couldn't be bothered with a leftover half tin... I like it better with lots of chickpeas anyway. yummy!

cassandramcintyre's picture
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Easy, tasty soup. Great on a cold winter night with hunks of crunchy bread!

boiledover's picture
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I have made this for dinner tonight. It tastes great! but guess what ? I forgot the LENTILS !!!

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 :-)

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