lentil soup

Lentil Soup

My girlfriend wrote this recipe out for me about 20 years ago!! It’s so good that I still have it, exactly as she wrote it, thankyou Erin!!


  • 200g (1 cup) red lentils- washed
  • 3 tbspns long grain rice – washed
  • 3 tbspns chickpeas cooked
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 long red chillies slit down the side (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1 litre vegetable stock or IMITATION beef-style stock
  • 500 ml water
  • 400 ml tomato puree (crushed tomatoes work too)
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds – crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Okay so this is the easiest recipe in the world… put all ingredients in a big pot. Cover.

Put on heat and bring slowly to boil. Simmer 40-45 minutes. Add more water or stock to loosen if desired.

Serve sprinkled with parsley and hot crusty bread – yum!

Amber | www.intothesoul.com

Comments 1

  1. Your recipe is similar to mine. I add leeks, even with onions, and use curry and ginger, my two favorite spices. Love lentil soup.

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