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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cheebelly's picture
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Really nice!! never had chopped tomatoes.. thought I had, used passatta instead, still turned out nice n thick and just enough chilli to spice things up

kingn02's picture

Lovely soup. Still had to add in some prawns to satisfy my other half, as no meat was not going to wash! It was warm and satisfying, lovely texture. You may need to add more water as you go to get it to the thickness of your preference. I added extra black pepper, turmeric, cayenne pepper and paprika for some extra taste. Could have even added fresh chill for more of a kick.

leisurepirate's picture
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Lovely warming almost barbecue flavour.

motherinferior's picture
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This is wonderful and needs no alterations whatsoever. Fantastic flavour for something so virtuous!

lmercerlol's picture

Nice soup, we found adding some smoked paprika at the end really added something

jacookie's picture
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just made this recipe,within 20 seconds of dry frying the cumin and chilli my husband and granchildren and i had to open all the doors and windows because the fumes where choking us,we were still coughing hours later.surely these instructions must be wrong.

scoobydoodah's picture
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I swapped the chilli flakes for fresh chillis and it was really delicious, especially with the cool yoghurt.

balbonka711's picture
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Amazing!!!

jonno1's picture

Made this soup for a dinner party everyone wanted more. I just added a few more chilli flakes for extra kick. A winner everytime

melh111's picture

Love this recipe it's just the thing when you come home from work. Easy to make aswell i put it in my slow cooker and i thought of nothing else all day

hrabca's picture
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BRILLIANT!!! Love it.

kwaygood's picture
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..oops meant to give that 5 stars!

kwaygood's picture
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frozen the rest of the chickpeas as suggested and can't wait to make it again!

Ruby Sparkle's picture
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I make this regularly, it's super fast and easy to make. I don't always include the chick peas and have tried adding some butternut squash to the soup. I always liquidise it and it's velvety goodness is welcome for a filling lunch!

vtr7809's picture
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I've just found out I have gallstones & a fatty liver so have adopted a low fat diet which is stopping the pain. Anyhow I'm not a big fan of cooking but thought I'd give this a try. It is so simple even I couldn't get it wrong! It tastes great & is filling. Will definitely make again :)

joongy's picture

love this soup!!

geraldinelay's picture
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Oops, forgot to rate this on my last comments - fabulous soup dish!

geraldinelay's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make - lovely warming soup.

pammi2281's picture
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Amazing taste, warming & hearty- perfect for a cold rainy day! All of the family loved it.

stephaniepebrocq's picture
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Very good, although a bit too liquid for me - will put less stock next time.

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