Winter Warming Soup, Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup

I love soup.

It is a great way to use up odd bits of vegetables and vegetables that look past their best!

Soup is economical, nutritious and filling and can be any flavour to suit your mood.

Delicious severed with fresh bread.

Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup 

2 tsp cumin seeds

pinch dried chilli flakes

2 tbsp olive oil

600g carrots, washed and coarsely grated

140g split red lentils

1litre hot vegetable stock

125ml milk

natural yogurt, 2 tbsp chopped coriander and warm breads, to serve

Method

Dry fry the cumin seeds and chilli for 1 min, until they release there aromas. Take out about 1/2 the spices and put aside.

Add the oil, carrots, lentils, stock and milk to the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 mins, until the lentils are cooked.

Whizz the soup until smooth.

Serve with warm bread, chopped coriander and the reserved spices. Also nice with naam bread.

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