Cumin-Spiced Lentil Soup

Cumin-Spiced Lentil Soup


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About this recipe: A delicious and hearty soup. Red lentils are cooked in a pressure cooker, then pureed with seasonings. It's the perfect winter soup to enjoy any time of the year.


Serves: 8 

  • 385g red lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (27g) sachet onion cup soup mix
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Place lentils into a pressure cooker and cover with about 2.5cm of water. Add onion and oil, cook for 10 minutes and then turn off heat and let set for 10 minutes.
  2. Place lentil mixture, cumin and pepper into a food processor or liquiiser and puree until smooth.
  3. Transfer pureed soup into a large stock pot and return to heat. Right as soup is ready to boil add onion cup soup mix, stirring until well mixed. Simmer until soup has a thick creamy consistency.
  4. Prior to serving add lemon juice and chopped parsley for a little flavour and garnish.

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