Carrot & Lentil Soup

It’s time for another soup, this Carrot & Lentil one took a few goes to get right and now that I’m happy with it, it has taken centre stage as my favourite this winter



  • 500g Carrots
  • 250g Red split lentils
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 heaped teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 chicken/vegetable stock gel
  • 1 litre chicken/vegetable stock
  • Rapeseed oil/calorie controlled spray like frylight


  • Firstly prepare the carrots so they can be added in easily later, cut off the top and tail and cut them into thin slices. Thinner slices will cook much quicker
  • Peel and dice 2 shallots
  • Make up 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
  • Add 2 teaspoons of curry powder into a dry soup pot over a medium heat, stir the spices around the bottom making sure  it doesn’t burn.
  • After 1 minute add 1 tablespoon oil/spray to the pan and add the shallots
  • Keep stirring to coat the spices around the shallot as it softens in the heat
  • Add the red split lentils to the pot, stirring everything together for around 2 mins


  • Add the stock and carrots

  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the lentils have expanded and are soft, with the carrots soft enough they’re almost falling apart

Admittedly this stage does not look good, but don’t worry it’s meant to be this way and will look tasty once it’s blended


  • Remove from the heat and use a stick blender to get a smooth soup. The soup might be quite thick with the lentils, if so just add some boiling water or some stock until it’s at the consistency you want


    If you give this a go let me know on instagram using #studentfoodbible and tag me @stufoodbible

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