Spicy sweet potato and lentil soup recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Caroline Shaw
Added 86 months ago

Sweat the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger in the oil for a few minutes. Then add your spices and leave for a few minutes more until everything softens, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
to prevent sticking.
Add your lentils and potatoes; stir in with the sticky spicy onion and leave for a minute, then pour in the stock.

Simmer for 10 mins, then reduce the heat and cook gently for a further 10-15 mins until everything is soft. Blend until smooth (or leave a bit chunky if you prefer).
until everything is soft. Blend until smooth (or leave a bit chunky if you prefer).
If you want to thin the soup slightly, add a splash more water after blending, then whizz again until smooth.

Although this serves four people, it's a great nutritious evening meal for one and I use the leftovers for lunch.

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  • 1 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • clove garlic, finely chopped
  • red chilli, finely chopped
  • thumb-sized piece - root ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp - turmeric
  • ½ tsp - garam masala
  • sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 100g (3½ oz) - red lentils
  • 1 litre (1¾ pints) - vegetable stock

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