Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Spicy Red Lentil Soup


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This is a Turkish recipe for red lentil soup, quite hot and spicy. It's a bit like and Indian dhal and just as comforting.

Serves: 6 

  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 tablespoons rice
  • 3 tablespoons cooked chickpeas
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 long red chillies, slit
  • 4 cups (1 litre) beef stock
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 1 (400g) tin tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fenugreek
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • yoghurt and fresh mint for serving

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Put the lentils, rice, chickpeas and vegetables in a large pot. Add the stock, water, tomato puree and spices. Cover and bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until lentils have pulped and thickened the soup.
  2. Remove the chillies, adjust the seasoning, and swirl a little dollop of yoghurt through each bowl when serving. Sprinkle with chopped mint.

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