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Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup

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Introduction

This is low in calories, high in flavor and a firm favorite at my home. It is the curry powder and coconut milk that sets this soup apart. It comes the French publication Marabout Cote Cuisine. Excellent dish.

This is low in calories, high in flavor and a firm favorite at my home. It is the curry powder and coconut milk that sets this soup apart. It comes the French publication Marabout Cote Cuisine. Excellent dish.

Ingredients

Serves: 6 as a starter

Metric Cups
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 400 grams chopped tomatoes (canned)
  • 750 millilitres chicken stock
  • 180 grams carrots (cubed)
  • 200 grams potatoes (cubed)
  • 150 grams courgettes (cubed)
  • 150 grams red lentils
  • 60 grams frozen peas
  • 80 millilitres coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander (fresh, roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14⅛ ounces diced tomatoes (canned)
  • 26 fluid ounce chicken broth
  • 6⅓ ounces carrots (cubed)
  • 7 ounces potatoes (cubed)
  • 5⅓ ounces zucchini (cubed)
  • 5⅓ ounces red lentils
  • 2⅛ ounces frozen peas
  • 3 fluid ounce coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (fresh, roughly chopped)

Method

Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup is a community recipe submitted by SamIAm and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • In a big casserole heat the oil and add the curry powder. Toss till the spices come through.
  • Add the tomatoes with their juice followed by the chicken stock and the vegetables.
  • Bring to boiling point. Reduce heat and let simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add red lentils and bring to the boil again. Lower the heat and let simmer, without cover, for 10 minutes (the lentils should be barely cooked).
  • Add the peas, bring to the boil, lower the heat and let it simmer until the peas are barely cooked.
  • Remove from heat and add the coconut milk and fresh coriander.
  • In a big casserole heat the oil and add the curry powder. Toss till the spices come through.
  • Add the tomatoes with their juice followed by the chicken broth and the vegetables.
  • Bring to boiling point. Reduce heat and let simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add red lentils and bring to the boil again. Lower the heat and let simmer, without cover, for 10 minutes (the lentils should be barely cooked).
  • Add the peas, bring to the boil, lower the heat and let it simmer until the peas are barely cooked.
  • Remove from heat and add the coconut milk and cilantro.
  • Additional Information

    You can make this soup as hot or as mild as you want depending on the type of curry you use. For extra spice you can add chopped spicy chili during the cooking stage.

    You can make this soup as hot or as mild as you want depending on the type of curry you use. For extra spice you can add chopped spicy chili during the cooking stage.

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