Friday, 8 April 2011
Spiced carrot & lentil soup
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A delicious, spicy soup, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
To make dairy-free, see 'Try' below
2 tsp cumin seeds
pinch chilli flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
600g carrots , washed and coarsely grated (no need to peel)
140g split red lentils
1l hot vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
plain yogurt and naan bread, to serve
1. Heat a large saucepan and dry-fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for 1 min, or until they start to jump around the pan and release their aromas. Scoop out about half of the seeds with a spoon and set aside. Add the oil, carrot, lentils, stock and milk to the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins until the lentils have swollen and softened.
2. Whizz the soup with a stick blender or in a food processor until smooth (or leave it chunky if you prefer). Season to taste and finish with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of the reserved toasted spices. Serve with warmed naan breads.
Make it Moroccan
Substitute the chilli flakes and cumin seeds for a few teaspoons of harissa paste. You could add cooked shredded chicken at the end of cooking, too.
Make it dairy-free
For a richer but dairy-free alternative, use a can of reduced-fat coconut milk instead of the milk.
Nutrition per serving
238 kcalories, protein 11g, carbohydrate 34g, fat 7 g, saturated fat 1g, fibre 5g, salt 0.25 g
Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005.
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