Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This combination of carrots and lentils is so tasty and the spices give just a hint of zing to this delicious thick "stick to your ribs" Soup Its so easy to make and freezes well

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large saucepan and dry- fry the cumin and chilli flakes just long enough to release the aromas - dont brown them. Save half to sprinkle over the soup when you are ready to serve.
  2. Add the oil, carrots (grated), lentils, stock, milk, salt (I use sea salt) and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. When slightly cooled, blend until smooth.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining cumin on the soup, serve with either crusty bread or Naan bread.


Most Helpful

Very good. Lentil soups often taste bland-ish to me, so I used 1/2 ts of chili flakes and blended all the cumin seeds into the soup - oh, lovely! Thank you for sharing!

stormylee October 26, 2012

A really good soup. Warm and filling. Quick and easy to make. I pureed the soup with a hand blender. A little too spicy for my five year old, but my more adventerous two year old loved it!

L00k January 12, 2011

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