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Recipe: Spiced carrot and lentil soup

Recipe: Spiced carrot and lentil soup Author: Style At Home

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Recipe: Spiced carrot and lentil soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • ⅛ tsp dried chili flakes (or just a pinch if you like it mild)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups julienned carrots
  • ½ cup split red lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup evaporated milk (2% milk will also do for a less creamy soup)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

1 Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin and chili flakes and cook for 1 minute, watching they don’t burn. Remove 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture from the pan and set aside.

2 Add the olive oil, carrots, lentils and stock to the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until the lentils and carrots are soft. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the soup to stand for 10 minutes.

3 Working in batches, purée the soup in a blender until smooth. Return the soup to the pan and add the evaporated milk; season with salt and pepper to taste.

4 Top with the reserved spices and serve.

Prep and cook time: 1 hour.
Serves 4.
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Recipe: Spiced carrot and lentil soup