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Creamy Red lentil & Pumpkin soup

Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 60 min Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8
  • ¾ cups red lentils
  • ¼ cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic gloves, minced
  • 500 grams pumpkin, chopped into large chunks
  • 500 grams sweet potato, chopped into large chunks
  • 200 grams carrots, sliced
  • 200 grams zucchini, sliced
  • 2-3 liters hot water
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • ½ cups light coconut milk (optional)
  1. Wash lentils

  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, zucchini, stock cubes and spices cook for 5 min.

  3. Add water (about 2 litres).

  4. Boil vegetables for half an hour or until soft.

  5. With a stick blender, blend the vegetables.

  6. Add the red lentils (if soup is too thick add more water)

  7. Simmer soup for another 20min or until lentils are cooked (add more water if soup too thick)

  8. Stir through coconut for extra flavor but is optional.

  9. Serve with a boiled egg for extra protein.