Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins
From The Australian Women's Weekly July issue featuring diabetic recipes. Times are estimates. Suitable for freezing. Per serve - 1360kj, 16g protein, 6g fat (1g saturated), 45g carbohydrate, 12g fibre, 500mg sodium and low GI
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 brown onions (medium 300g, chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (quartered)
- 2 stalks celery (200g, trimmed, chopped coarsely)
- 2 carrots (240g, peeled, chopped coarsely)
- 2 parsnips (500g, chopped coarsely)
- 1 kumara (500g, peeled, chopped coarsely)
- 1 tablespoon curry paste
- 2 cups vegetable stock (salt reduced 500ml)
- 1 liter water (4 cups)
- 1 cup red lentil (200g)
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water (extra 375ml)
- 2 slices bread (Low GI Burgen, toasted, to serve)
- 200 g low-fat yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup fresh coriander (coarsley chopped)
- Heat oil in a large saucepan, cook onions, garlic, celery, carrots, parsnip and kumara for about 10 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Add curry paste and cook until fragrant.
- Add stock, the water and lentils, bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer for about 25 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are soft.
- CORIANDER YOGHURT - Meanwhile blend half the yogurt with the coriander until smooth; stir in remaining yogurt. Refrigerate until required.
- Blend or process soup in batches until smooth. Return soup to a clean pan, stir in extra boiling water and bring to the boil. (If using a stick/immersion blender you can do it in the pot and then had extra boiling water.).
- Ladle soup into serving bowls, top with Coriander Yoghurt and a little freshly ground black pepper, if desired.
- Serve with toasted bread cut into six servings.
Thanks for sharing this delicious soup. Felt full n healthy after eating it. Only change was to omit parsnip as we didn't have it, am sure it would've been a lovely addition :-) Also skipped the coriander as I don't enjoy it, but will definitely make this again.
I made this soup for mom when she came in to town. I love red lentils as they give a softer flavor than the brown. Although Love the brown as well. I used potatoes as opposed to parsnips ( they did not lot good at the store), sweet potatoe (kumaro), chicken stock from freezer, and curry powder. I loved the flavors and the taste of the soup. Well defined. I think it is the pureed soup part that I may be off with. I love textures in my soups being a country gal. I will make this again as it just tastes so good and get used to the pureed feeling. Mom and DH did like it. DH is also a chunky soup lover but said this is good. I think next time I will leave full bodied and try that way. My favorite part was the yogurt topping. WOW what a game changer. I will use this again on regular lentil soup and maybe a few others. It gives a tangy taste just sets your mouth to smiling when mixed with the softness of the soup. mmm mmm Made for Aus/NZ April 2013
I made this using what I had subbing curry powder for curry paste and rice for the lentils. I had no idea until it was time to add the lentils that I didn't have any. I really liked it and realized that I love pureed soups. I have looked eveywhere for curry paste and brown lentils but can't find them at any of the local grocery stores. Made for I Went to the Market Tag 2010.