Red lentil coconut soup


She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em both up…

Had to give this soup a go because it uses a lot of my favourite ingredients (and because there’s only so much M&S soup a good wife can realistically serve up).  It’s tasty and filling and good for you.

Red lentil coconut  soup

2 cups red split lentils
1 onion, finely chopped
1 fresh green chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar
1/3 cup tomato puree
1 tbsp olive oil
8 cups water
1 can light coconut milk
1 can chickpeas, drained
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime
fresh coriander and lime wedges to garnish


Heat the olive oil in a soup pan, add the onions and chilli and sautee for 5 mins until softened and beginning to take some colour.  Add the ginger, spices and tomato puree and continue to cook over a low heat for 2-3 mins until the mixture is toasty and fragrant.  It will be quite dry by this stage so don’t sidle off to eat a snack (ok, that’s more of a note to self…).

Add the water, coconut milk, lentils and chickpeas and simmer uncovered for 20-25 mins. 

Stir through the lime juice before serving. Check for seasoning and add more salt or lime as you like.  Ladle into your fanciest bowls and serve topped with a sprinkling of the fresh coriander and some extra lime wedges on the side.




    • Thankfifi
      22 Nov / 5:30 pm

      I promise it is! The husband at this display bowl although it was meant to be for the freezer so it got his seal of approval anyway!

    • Thankfifi
      22 Nov / 5:30 pm

      Me too – you could blend it too if you like

  1. 22 Nov / 6:00 pm

    I think i’ll give it a try this week end (the time for me to buy the necessary ingredients) and my team will probably want to give me a hand !
    Love your pics !

    • Thankfifi
      22 Nov / 6:10 pm

      I think you will be in the good books for sure!

  2. 22 Nov / 6:32 pm

    This looks so delicious 🙂 I love soup on cold winter nights!!


    • Thankfifi
      22 Nov / 7:25 pm

      me too – perfect after a cold dog walk 🙂

  3. 22 Nov / 6:59 pm

    Mmm….I do love a good soup!

    • Thankfifi
      22 Nov / 7:25 pm

      let me know if you try it!

  4. 22 Nov / 11:13 pm

    This looks absolutely yummy. My sister and I gotta try this..

    • Thankfifi
      23 Nov / 8:25 am

      let me know if you do, I’m sure you’ll love it

  5. 23 Nov / 5:18 am

    YUMMY! That looks sooooo good! I wish you could send me some through the computer screen.

    • Thankfifi
      23 Nov / 8:25 am

      that could get messy…

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