Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup

This delicious, warming soup is guaranteed to bring comfort on a cold night. It’s super easy to make, and can easily be prepared using a soup maker.


  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g carrots, grated
  • 140g split red lentils
  • 1L vegetable stock, hot
  • 125ml milk


  1. Begin by grabbing a large saucepan and, without adding any oil, fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes together 1 minute until they are jumping around the pan.
  2. Remove half from the pan using a spoon, and set to one side. Now, add in the olive oil, grated carrots, lentils, vegetable stock and milk. Bring everything to a boil, then allow to simmer for 15 minutes until the lentils have softened.
  3. Whizz everything together using a stick blender until smooth, then season taste. Serve alongside some crusty, buttered bread.

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