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This is an easy, colourful soup that warms up cold days.

Spicy red lentil soup recipe. Photography: Jana Langhorst
Serves: 6
Fresh from the garden: Chilli, coriander, garlic, onions, tomatoes
Season: All

Ingredients

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Equipment

What to do

  • Remember to put a damp tea towel under your chopping board to stop it from slipping.

  • 1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

  • 2. Heat the olive oil in the large pot.

  • 3. Add the onion, garlic, cumin, garam masala, chilli and red lentils.

  • 4. Cook for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except for the coriander and coconut milk, and simmer covered for 30–40 minutes.

  • 5. Add the coriander and coconut milk, then blend to a thick soup.

  • 6. Season the soup and serve.

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