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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babs60's picture
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Got the thumbs up from my husband which is always a good sign. Doubled the quantities, (we like soup) & added 3 gloves of garlic.

eoinrice's picture
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always a winner

icedune's picture
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Didn't have any chickpeas handy so used up some more lentils instead and the soup was great anyway. Will definitely make again.

fiarey's picture
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This is a wonderful soup. Highly recommended.Will be making this one again.

rowlettj's picture
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Loved this. It ticks all the important boxes for me: Tasty, Healthy, Easy and Inexpensive. And like others have said, nealy all ingredients can be got from the store cupboard. I made it actually quite spicy, but this can be varied according to personal taste. Will make regularly.

tigger2808's picture
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Love this soup. I did add a dash of tomato puree and a bit of extra spice. Will definitely make it again!

lizfisher56's picture
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Lovely easy soup to make and take to work for lunch. I added a 400g tin of chickpeas. Next time I will add at least half a tin before liquidizing then add the other half. I will also add more chilli flakes but that's just a personal preference.

sharalou's picture
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Didn't like this much, I'm afraid. Too much cumin and too little chilli for my liking. I ended up chucking in a load of fresh chillies at the end to pep it up a bit. Still not really my cup of tea (or should I say "bowl of soup"?). Nice thick consistency though, which I do like. Needed some garlic for me.

cbridgeman's picture

Yummy - definitely recommend the addition of the yoghurt and fresh coriander at the end!

mummycoulbeck's picture

can this be done in a slow cooker??

joshgoodfood11's picture
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Very good. Although when it says blend to thick puree, I think it should be thinner.

caroltt's picture
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lovely warming and tasty, just the thing on these snowy days. Great as most items in store cupboard.

annaefford's picture
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A very yummy winter warmer perfect for a lunchtime snack. I had no chickpeas so used a tin of mixed three bean salad and served it with a warm baguette straight out of the oven!

nat-ah-li's picture
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Good hearty soup, simple to make and strangely filling. It will only make two servings, rather than water it down double the ingredients in the receipe as the consitstency is bang on.

ameliamoo12's picture
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Very tastie soup, perfect for the winter weather and very easy to do.

ruthless_1uk's picture
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Followed recipe, but found that the cumin seeds over-powered everything. If you love cumin, you'll love this. But i managed one serving and threw the rest in the bin. Other than the cumin, i thought it was bland and tasteless...

suarez's picture
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Fogot to say, definately a 5 star rating

suarez's picture
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All the family loved this soup. Very warming and just whats needed in the cold weather. Will be making this over and ovr again.

carolearmy's picture
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Made this morning, and just had a bowl for lunch. It is beautiful. So quick and easy too.

paulajanejones's picture
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Tasty and easy.

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