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Curried Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup

You can't go wrong with a hearty and exotic soup on days spent inside.

Curried Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup

Total Time:

45mins

Prep:

15mins

Cook:

30mins

Skill Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (small), chopped
  • drizzle oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ginger (fresh), grated
  • 1 tsp curry powder (or paste)
  • 1 sweet potato (medium), peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange lentils (dry)
  • 4 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • splash cream (or plain yogurt)

How to Make It

1.

Sauté a small chopped onion in a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan until soft; add a couple crushed garlic cloves, 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, and 1 tsp curry powder or paste.

2.

Add 1 medium dark-fleshed sweet potato, peeled and diced, 2 chopped carrots, 1/2 cup dry orange lentils, 4 cups (1 L) chicken or vegetable stock and bring to a simmer.

3.

Cook for 20 minutes, or until all the veggies are very soft. Season with salt and pepper, add a splash of cream or plain yogurt, and purée in batches in a blender or directly in the pot with a hand-held immersion blender until smooth.

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