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Red Lentil Soup


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 3:50 h
  • Ready In : 4:10 h

A wonderful, filling spiced soup, that is sure to keep you warm on those cold winter nights.


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1⁄2 - 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsps curry powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 11⁄2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps fresh coriander, chopped
  • salt to taste


Step 1

Melt the butter and olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Fry the onions and celery for 5 - 6 minutes stirring in between to stop from sticking or browning.

Step 2

Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, curry powder, cumin, and tomatoes and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring in between.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a slow cooker and add the lentils and the stock. Cook on high for 31⁄2 hours or on low for 61⁄2 hours. 20 minutes before the time is up add the coconut milk, lemon juice, and coriander.

Step 4

Use a stick blender to purée the mixture, if you prefer a smooth texture. Leave as is for a chunkier texture. Adjust salt to taste. Serve with toasted ciabatta and garnished with fresh dill.

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