Nourishing Spiced Lentil & Tomato Soup

What’s the difference between a spiced lentil soup and a dhal? Hmmm…A little more water? 😉

My spiced lentil and tomato soup is packed full of gorgeous spices, lots of tomatoes and nourishing lentils with a lovely soupy consistentcy – but with all amazing flavour of my favourite dhal.

I remember the first time I tasted dhal, I was in sixth form and it was also my first balti experience – yes living in the UK in the Midlands meant that I was lucky enough to start my Indian food journey in a very delicious way.
Of course it wasn’t long after that I went to India for the fist time and my mind was blown with all the incredible food vegetarian delights!

My deliciously nourishing soup is seriously tasty with flatbreads and dips. I like to make a big batch and portion it up for delicious and healthy lunches.

Enjoy xx

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  4-6 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  30 minutes cook time


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 knob ginger grated
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 cups red Lentils rinced
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 organic veg stock cube
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sea Salt
  • Twist black Pepper


  1. Add the onion to a large pan with the olive oil and sauté for 10 minutes on a low heat. Add in the spices, garlic & ginger and fry for a further few minutes.
  2. Thoroughly wash & drain the lentils.
  3. Next add the lentils, water, veg stock cube and the tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 20 minutes on a low heat.
  4. Finally squeeze in the lemon juice and season with salt & pepper.

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  1. Sam on December 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Just made this, it is super tasty and filling. I loved it, thank you.

    • Niki on December 5, 2019 at 1:15 am

      So happy you like Sam!
      Niki xxx

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Recipe Tags: Dhal Lentils soup tomatoes vegan


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