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Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet potato & lentil soup

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(185 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

    ly-m

    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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kiwibird
20th Nov, 2012
5.05
Like others, grated only the ginger. I also used 150ml coconut milk and 150ml skinny milk instead of the 300ml milk only. I think it works superbly. Gorgeous. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that, produced with the coconut milk, this is one of the best soups I've had.
colleenc
8th Nov, 2012
4.05
This was quite good. I didn't have curry powder on hand, so I substituted the curry powder for garam masala and amchor. Also, having made this with both cow and coconut milk, I must say, coconut milk gives the soup a wonderful complexity that I find is missing when using cow's milk.
k8fitz
4th Nov, 2012
5.05
Lovely soup! I normally manage to mess soups up but this was so easy once I'd finished grating! I think next time I'll add a bit of chilli to give it an extra kick
nikkimac
4th Nov, 2012
4.05
georgous soup will make again. just the thing for a cold winters night.
catherine-j
3rd Nov, 2012
4.05
Made this for my lunch for the week, wasn't sure at first but it grew on me as the week went on, now I'd make it again. Replaced some of the sweet potato with 2 carrots and didn't add the milk, I also only blended half because I like my soup a bit chunky. Was yummy as the cold weather was setting in
curiouscas
30th Oct, 2012
5.05
Just made this, super tasty. As I already had some baked sweet potatoes I used these instead of grated raw ones, and so only used 600ml of stock. I also didn't have any milk so I used 100ml of slightly sweetened soya milk. Delicious!
mrsjamtart
27th Oct, 2012
5.05
Delicious! Chopped instead of grating, used ground ginger and ground coriander, and lemon instead of lime (though i thought it was delicious before i added this too!) Will definitely be making again.
neontree
12th Oct, 2012
5.05
This is an absolute fave. I'm glad sweet potato season has come round again!
spikers
12th Oct, 2012
Great soup. Thanks to all the commentators advising against grating - saved a LOT of time. I doubled the curry powder & used skim milk. Will definitely be making again.
yvettelc30
7th Oct, 2012
5.05
Very tasty soup, nice texture. Will be doing again.

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