Spicy red lentil soup with cheese chapatis

Spicy red lentil soup with cheese chapatis

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Give your lentils some kick with this spicy recipe, which costs well under a pound per serving

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal487
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein25g
  • salt4.14g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 250g dried red lentils
  • 1½ l hot vegetable stock
  • 4 chapatis
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 75g mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the onion and cumin seeds for 5 mins until the onion is softened and golden. Stir in the curry paste, lentils and stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins until very tender. Leave the soup textured or, if you prefer, whizz to a smooth purée in a blender.

  2. Meanwhile, spread 2 chapatis with the mango chutney, sprinkle over the cheese and spring onions, then top with the remaining chapatis. Cook in a large non-stick frying pan, one sandwich at a time, for 3-4 mins on each side until golden brown and melting inside. Cut each sandwich into wedges.

  3. Stir the lemon juice into the soup, ladle into 4 bowls and serve with a couple of the cheesy chapati wedges on the side.

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9th May, 2011
I made the curry variant of this suggested in the magazine using only half the stock and a pile of spinach. My husband ate it with only a slight look of disgust, and I really enjoyed. The cheesey chapatis were delicious, and although I was dubious about cheese and curry, made an interesting change to the usual rice/naan.
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