FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized HOMEMADE LENTIL SOUP 4 August 2010

I made freakin’ Lentil Soup for dinner for Dad, Mum and Chris!! LOL.

Decided to go vegan/vegetarian and make something that was still tasty. It worked 🙂 It looked like crap, no question, but it smells lovely and is actually really tasty. It’s ridiculously healthy, so healthy your bowels practically quake at the mere sight and smell of the soup. Trust me – it really does taste really yummy… and even better with a hot buttered bread roll, or a few slices of garlic bread. It’s surprisingly filling, so you really only need a medium-sized bowl and the bread to fill you right up.

Good, healthy, tasty food for pregnant women too, hehehe.


Cook diced onions, crushed garlic, leeks and carrots

Add 4 cups vegetable stock, and bring to boil

Add 450 grams rinsed lentils and simmer covered.

After 1 hour, add crushed tinned tomatoes.

Then add in broccoli and chopped potatoes, and mixed herbs, salt/pepper.
Simmer covered. Stir regularly for another 1-2 hours until lentils break apart.

Lentil soup! This one was more like a stew, I’d have added more water in retrospect.
Lovely eaten with dinner rolls or garlic bread 🙂


46 Comments

  • tiffanyx posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    no wonder you said its filling! you had added potatos!

    uh lentils is not quite my thing! can i dun add that? but then it’ll be obviously not ‘lentil soup’ anymore.

    you can add celery too!

    Reply
    • equinox_han posted on August 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      you can try with red split lentils (they are reddish in colour) as the bean taste isn’t so ‘strong’. Pretty amazing in a soup like that which is thick and wholesome but without the carbs. I do it quite frequently (funnily enough in the same way as bev but sans potatoes and herbs, topped with shredded chicken breast that’s preboiled in the stock and lots of coriander ) 🙂 . but when my housemate has it (and she loves spicy food, i throw in either some curry powder or some chopped chilli padis for good measure). 🙂

      Reply
      • equinox_han posted on August 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

        sorry i meant orangey in color. dang!

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      • tiffanyx posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

        hmmm i still have to put in lentils, juz that its red colour?? =\

        Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:41 am

      Not so much the potatoes.. it’s lentils that fill you up! But yeah, you gotta add lentils for a lentil soup ya nutter 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:45 am

        but i dun like lentils! *stomps feet*

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        • vixette7 posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

          chickpeas maybe?

          Reply
  • vixette7 posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    errr is that precooked/canned lentils? cos i was thinking it was dried lentils and it took a v short time to cook!

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    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:48 am

      It’s dry lentils in a bag.. I ddidn’t even know you could buy pre-cooked/canned lentils! When you cook the dry lentils in the soup over a stove/heat, it takes around 2-3 hours 🙂

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Mmmm that sounds good. I’ll have a go making it, if the weather ever decides to be wintery over here!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:58 am

      True, it’ll make a gorgeous winter soup! I made it in the dead heat of summer this week though. LOL

      Reply
  • nycarm posted on August 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    That looks delicious. Might give it a try this weekend, weather in Sydney is still freezing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:02 am

      Oooo yeah perfect timing for you. Tip: it freezes very well, so freeze in separate containers and you can warm it back up later when you’re too lazy to go out or cook 🙂

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    mmm looks amazing! Did you make the vegetable stock too?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:15 am

      Nope, too lazy 😛 Just got a big carton of organic vegetable stock instead..

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    no wonder you said its filling! you had added potatos!

    uh lentils is not quite my thing! can i dun add that? but then it’ll be obviously not ‘lentil soup’ anymore.

    you can add celery too!

    Reply
    • equinox_han posted on August 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      you can try with red split lentils (they are reddish in colour) as the bean taste isn’t so ‘strong’. Pretty amazing in a soup like that which is thick and wholesome but without the carbs. I do it quite frequently (funnily enough in the same way as bev but sans potatoes and herbs, topped with shredded chicken breast that’s preboiled in the stock and lots of coriander ) 🙂 . but when my housemate has it (and she loves spicy food, i throw in either some curry powder or some chopped chilli padis for good measure). 🙂

      Reply
      • equinox_han posted on August 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

        sorry i meant orangey in color. dang!

        Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

        hmmm i still have to put in lentils, juz that its red colour?? =\

        Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:41 am

      Not so much the potatoes.. it’s lentils that fill you up! But yeah, you gotta add lentils for a lentil soup ya nutter 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:45 am

        but i dun like lentils! *stomps feet*

        Reply
        • vixette7 posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

          chickpeas maybe?

          Reply
  • ichabunni posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:18 am

    oh i love lentils! made lentil soup with red wine before (from dried lentils though) and it was yummmmyyyyy

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:18 am

      Wow I have to try that, sounds awesome!

      Reply
  • vixette7 posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    errr is that precooked/canned lentils? cos i was thinking it was dried lentils and it took a v short time to cook!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:48 am

      It’s dry lentils in a bag.. I ddidn’t even know you could buy pre-cooked/canned lentils! When you cook the dry lentils in the soup over a stove/heat, it takes around 2-3 hours 🙂

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Mmmm that sounds good. I’ll have a go making it, if the weather ever decides to be wintery over here!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:58 am

      True, it’ll make a gorgeous winter soup! I made it in the dead heat of summer this week though. LOL

      Reply
  • alyria posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Note to self: Don’t read Beverly’s LJ when hungry… *stomach grumbles*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Hee! Well, at least it’s not luscious fatty food but some healthy food…..

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Looks hearty.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:22 am

      Very.. it’s really filling too, so a great meal to have and also keep in the freezer for afterwards

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Lentils have a lot of protein! Help your baby to grow 😉

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:27 am

      True, and they’re mad healthy too!

      Reply
  • nycarm posted on August 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    That looks delicious. Might give it a try this weekend, weather in Sydney is still freezing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:02 am

      Oooo yeah perfect timing for you. Tip: it freezes very well, so freeze in separate containers and you can warm it back up later when you’re too lazy to go out or cook 🙂

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    mmm looks amazing! Did you make the vegetable stock too?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:15 am

      Nope, too lazy 😛 Just got a big carton of organic vegetable stock instead..

      Reply
  • ichabunni posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:18 am

    oh i love lentils! made lentil soup with red wine before (from dried lentils though) and it was yummmmyyyyy

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:18 am

      Wow I have to try that, sounds awesome!

      Reply
  • alyria posted on August 5, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Note to self: Don’t read Beverly’s LJ when hungry… *stomach grumbles*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Hee! Well, at least it’s not luscious fatty food but some healthy food…..

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Looks hearty.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:22 am

      Very.. it’s really filling too, so a great meal to have and also keep in the freezer for afterwards

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 5, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Lentils have a lot of protein! Help your baby to grow 😉

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:27 am

      True, and they’re mad healthy too!

      Reply

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