I felt the need for something vegetable-y, and the Winter Family Circle has some great vegetable and soup recipes. This soup is delectable and cheap. It cost 27 cents for the carrots and 32 cents for the lentils. I had coriander seeds, ground coriander and stock and just bought some sour cream and crusty bread. It's about 50 cents a serve I think. (I did have to buy a kilo of carrots and 375g of lentils)
I don't have a mortar and pestle so I just crushed the cooked coriander seeds with the back of a spoon. It was very easy.
This recipe serves two and it only took 35 minutes to prepare and cook. The recipe could be doubled or tripled and it would freeze very well.
Spicy Carrot and Lentil Soup serves 2
- 300 carrots, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup (60g) split red lentils, rinsed
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1/2 tspn ground coriander
- salt and pepper to taste (I didn't add any)
- 1/4 tspn coriander seeds
- 2 tbspn sour cream
- crusty bread, to serve
Bring the stock to a boil in a medium saucepan over a high heat.
Peel and top and tail the carrots. Chop roughly and add to the stock with the lentils and ground coriander.
Meanwhile, cook the coriander seeds in a dry pan over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Crush and set aside.