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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inspiralkev's picture
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Absolutely smashing - Quick, Healthy, Easy to make and very,very tasty.

Bigspottedcat's picture
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GORGEOUS - EASY - CHEAP - HEALTHY - QUICK
Used full fat yoghurt, brown lentils and added loads of chilli. I love it

shell250's picture
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This soup is gorgeous and now one of my faves! I also used the whole tin of chickpeas as there didn't seem much in the pan.

aisie82's picture
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Made this for the first time today - was lovely but think I may have overdone the chilli! It's hot hot hot!!!

amysamp's picture
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Fantastic soup using things you'd have lying about in the cupboard! Will make again.

spinky's picture
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Loved this soup. I made a batch as a snack and for lunches for the week, and there was only a skant portion left for one lunch...! Next time I am doubling the quantities.

Corolla4's picture
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Filling soup. I think I will use it without the chickpeas as a sauce for chicken Parmesan as it is thick and flavorful.

clairesut57's picture
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Quick and easy soup which tastes fab. Highly recommended.

annelle's picture
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Wonderfully tastey, warming soup. Perfect after winter dog walk. I used brown lentils, no red ones in cupboard. Also added 2 cloves garlic with onions. Very healthy, cheap meal.

v6en31's picture

It's amazing, I use 400g of chickpeas in this now. I have made several soups from this site and this is my husband's favourite - it also happens to be the easiest! Have never used a red onion in it yet, just the tears free pre chopped white onion :-)

spenja's picture

This soup was so easy to make. I used it as a base for a veg curry adding cauliflower & broccoli & boiled rice. It was really nice. Will make this again

i_like_food's picture
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I really liked this soup, and it was very simple to make. I added a little leftover cauliflower and some creamed coconut in the end instead of yoghurt which was really tasty.

don_ants's picture
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Made this last night and found it so quick and easy to make.
Its pretty tasty too... but next time i will use a little less stock as it was a little watery.

clairesut57's picture
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Fab recipe. Quick and easy to make and tastes great.

moshungbure's picture

I found this too watery, I would halve the amount of stock if I make again.

grenouilleverte's picture
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Delicious!

angelajane's picture
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This was lovely & really easy to make. So tasty that we nearly had whole saucepan full by just tasting it!

krisanee1's picture

OMG heavenly!! I added 2 small chillies, 2 cloves of garlic, a whole can of chickpeas and more lentils for a thicker soup.

lorraine20's picture
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This soup is amazing! So easy and very tasty.

bambi_mj85's picture

I made this for me and my boyfriend added a little more flaked chilli as we like a good kick used a white onion as didn't have red and it was delicious! Just what was needed for a freezing night in

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