Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(173 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 6

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal287
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.71g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, grated
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 20g pack coriander, stalks chopped
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 800g sweet potatoes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 100g red lentils
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

Method

  1. Put the curry powder into a large saucepan, then toast over a medium heat for 2 mins. Add the olive oil, stirring as the spice sizzles in the pan. Tip in the onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks and ginger, season, then gently cook for 5 mins, stirring every so often.

  2. Meanwhile, peel, then grate the sweet potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock, lentils, milk and seasoning, then simmer, covered, for 20 mins. Blend until smooth using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice, check the seasoning and serve, topped with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.

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ranabhutta
6th Feb, 2017
2.55
This soup, like others say, is definitely thick and filling and quite tasty, but as per other comments, I agree that it's too sweet - and I made it without the apple! I'm not a fan of curry powder, so instead my husband and I added our own mix of ground spices (coriander, cumin, red chilli powder and a touch of turmeric), but even with this alteration, I think the overriding sweetness was a bit too much for us. In future, I will just be sticking to my Pakistani daal recipe, which is essentially a spicy lentil soup.
Dot Cotton
19th Jan, 2017
5.05
Yummy & really filling
Mollie882
11th Jan, 2017
3.8
A lovely smooth soup. The quantities listed made a huge amount - almost spilling out over the sides of my biggest saucepan. Really yummy, will define making again. I chopped, as couldn't be bothered with grating. Would do this again. I didn't have any fresh coriander so used dried. I would use fresh in future as when it comes to coriander, I find the dry stuff rarely hits the mark. In the future I would leave out the lime. They're a pricey little fruit, and I actually forgot to add it when making this soup. After eating the soup (and loving it!), I saw the lime on the kitchen side. I then added it, and tasted the soup again. I regretted adding it, and wished I hadn't. Other comments are right, it does add an additional tang, but I honestly thought the soup was better without.
Morrokina
18th Dec, 2016
5.05
Although this take a lot of time to prepare (way more than 10 minutes), it is definitely worth it! Very thick and filling and extremely tasty.
nikkinoodle40
4th Mar, 2016
3.8
Nice thick filling soup
mirjambrady
23rd Feb, 2016
Fantastic soup! But it took a LOT longer than 10 mins to prepare - also makes more than 6 servings, but that's not a problem :-)
RoseOfTheWest
3rd Feb, 2016
5.05
This recipe is absolutely amazing! It's quite easy to make, but it took me almost two hours to prepare and cook instead of 35 minutes. I have no idea how people can do the prep in 10 minutes.
kochamkurcia
12th Jan, 2016
2.55
I don't know.. There was something tasty about the soup but its aftertaste is so weird. Won't make it again unfortunately
stonking
16th Dec, 2015
5.05
Fab soup. I put slices of ginger in whole then take them out before blending because sometimes it's too tough and goes lumpy. I also use coconut milk instead of regular milk. Recipe makes loads and it freezes perfectly
heidchef
9th Nov, 2015
3.8
A lovely warming soup and so nutritious! No grating required, I just chopped fairly small and blitzed it with a hand blender. From a personal point of view, I'd use a mild curry powder next time to make it more child friendly - and it definitely benefits from a good squeeze of lime. I also used a Granny Smith apple so as not to make it too sweet.

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