Gently Spiced Carrot & Red Lentil Soup
A recipe for a gently spiced carrot soup. It’s vegan.
An abitmoreveg soup recipe. I reduced the quantity of stock. Can’t really say much more. Haven’t made this one again.
This sunny and simple little soup is spiced with garam masala, a blend of various ground spices including coriander, cumin, ginger, allspice, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It has an earthy mildly spicy flavour and is great for adding a gentle heat to dishes. I also add ground turmeric which is has a very slightly bitter earthy taste. Turmeric is from the same family of plants as ginger and is reputed to be very good for you; apparently it has anti-inflammatory properties and also aids digestion.
November is a funny month the weather gets colder but it is as if it isn’t really sure whether it’s still Autumn or if it’s the start of the Winter. I always find that when a cold is threatening if you drink enough hot drinks and soups you can beat it before it really takes hold. This soup is so easy to make that even when you are battling aches and chills you can knock up a few bowls. And the heat is just enough to help clear your airways.
Remember that if you are using water rather than stock you’ll need to add a good amount of salt to flavour the soup.