Spicy Red Lentil And Vegetable Soup | Lagos Groceries

Remember that red lentils cook in 20 minutes, making this a quick soup.

Makes: 6-8 servings


    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower oil
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) ground coriander
    • 4 tsp (20 ml) ground cumin
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) curry powder or to taste
    • 8 cups (2 litres) water
    • 1 cup (250 ml) uncooked red lentils
    • 3 carrots, coarsely grated
    • 2 potatoes, peeled and grated
    • 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh mint
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh parsley or coriander
    • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
    • lemon juice and black pepper to taste


    Step 1: Heat oil in a large pot and fry onions, ginger and spices. Step 2: Add water, lentils, carrots and potatoes.

    Step 3: Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer with a lid for 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

    Step 4: Add tomatoes, herbs and salt and heat through.

    Step 5: Season with lemon juice and pepper and remember not to add extra salt at the table.

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