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Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« on: November 15, 2010, 12:26:42 am »
I came across this curried pumpkin and lentil soup recipe on taste.com and when I read all of the wonderful reviews I just had to try it. I must say it is one of the best pumpkin soups I have ever tasted and so ridiculously easy. Seriously thick and yummy!!!

Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 onion, peeled and halved
1 clove garlic, peeled
40g organic olive oil
1 teaspoon curry powder (or to taste)
700g butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and roughly chopped
100g dried red lentils
620g vegetable stock (600g water and 1 tbsp stock concentrate)
natural yoghurt, to serve

Method:

Add onion and garlic to TMX bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down sides.

Add oil and sauté for 3 minutes at 100 degrees, reverse speed 1, adding the curry powder in the last minute.

Add the pumpkin and chop for 8 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down sides.

Add the lentils and stock and cook for 20 minutes at 100 degrees on reverse soft speed.

Blend for 20 seconds gradually moving the dial up to speed 9.

Serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt.

Tip:

I like my soups quite thick.  Add extra water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

We love it with sweet potato instead of the pumpkin too.

Tips/Hints from members Delicious recipe

JulieO - The only tweak I did was to fry off the onion in a frypan and add the curry powder, then scraped them into the TM bowl after chopping the pumpkin.  I think I will even try using a whole onion next time too. I did add a little extra water at the end.

CC - Did the method a little differently. Ground the lentils first 30sec/speed 8 set them aside. Used butter instead of EVOO and substituted chicken stock. Didn't use soft speed but cooked everything at speed 2.  

JD - I roasted the pumpkin and 2 cloves confit of garlic (using the oil as well) in the air fryer for 15 minutes in a preheated 200o air fryer (I removed the basket and placed the pumpkin pieces onto baking paper in the bottom of the machine).  Whilst this was happening I chopped and sauteed the onion in more garlic oil in the TMX then followed the rest of the recipe, cooking it on speed 2 though.  After blending, I added 120 mls cream and mixed that for a few seconds.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 06:13:26 am »
I agree with you Chelsea, I've made this and it is really nice.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 08:38:45 am »
Thanks Chelsea for the recipe, its definitely getting soup weather here, woke up to frost this morning.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 10:28:58 am »
This sounds very yummy!  :)
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 08:59:35 am »
Made this for lunch today and oh my it is delicious.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 09:17:17 am »
I was looking for a soup for dinner tonight VHJ. Looks like this may be it. Saves me looking through files and books.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 10:18:12 am »
We love it with sweet potato instead of the pumpkin too. We like our soup thick so add a little extra water if you don't like your spoon standing up in your bowl!!!

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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 12:22:41 pm »
Yummo, This sounds and looks delicious. Printing it out now. We had soup tonight (Family Chowder) Kids don't like soup much but I love it and it freezes well. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 01:37:48 am »
I've also got the recipe out for today - thanks to CP's list.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 02:18:41 am »
My DD 20 months is LOVING soup (or suit as she calls it) at the moment. She wakes up from her mid day sleep saying "suit, suit" and running to the highchair.  Will give this one a go today.  Would it matter which colour lentils are used?
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 03:38:21 am »
So cute bitTcup.  Red lentils are best because they break down and the pumpkin is the real star of this soup.  If you use brown lentils you will have to cook it 20 minutes more I believe.  I'd pop out to the shops and get the red (orange really) lentils.
I've had a sneak taste of mine and it is delicious, thanks Chelsea.
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 04:00:14 am »
I'm glad you like it JD and VHJ. I make it often as it is very easy and my boys enjoy it.  :)

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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2011, 08:38:01 am »
This was just what we needed last night. I asked DH which he preferred Thai Sweet Potato Soup of Curried Pumpkin with lentils. He chose the pumpkin so the other will be another night. We love nice thick soup, thanks Chelsea. :-*
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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2011, 09:18:42 am »
Thanks Cookie.  :-*

I am praying this soup is very forgiving.  After hearing me growling that I had forgotten to thaw meat my boys were desperate for take-aways tonight.  I nearly gave in as I haven't been well but decided that we probably needed something nourishing and thought of this.  After discovering we were out of onions I got the torch and went out in the dark to find a leek in the garden.  Then after discovering one of my sweet potatoes was rotten I had to use a combination of sweet potato, carrot and potato.  I just hope it will taste ok when it is finished cooking!!!

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Re: Curried Pumpkin and Lentil Soup
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2011, 10:09:38 am »
I'm sure it will be Chelsea.  You have probably invented a new soup recipe  :D  Hope you are feeling better soon  :-* :-*
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