Spicy lamb and lentil soup

Recipe from: 12 May 2011

Ingredients 26
Servings 6
Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • Soup:
  • 1
    kg
    boneless stewing lamb / leg of lamb cubes
  • 2
    onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4
    large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2
    celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1
    Tbs
    ground coriander
  • 1
    Tbs
    ground cumin
  • 1
    Tbs
    paprika
  • 1
    tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1
    tsp
    ground ginger (or fresh)
  • 1
    tsp
    turmeric
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2
    tsp
    nutmeg
  • 2-3
    tsp
    crushed chillies
  • 2
    cup
    red, split lentils
  • 1
    tin tomato puree (not paste)
  • 1
    tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2
    tsp
    sugar
  • 750-1000
    ml
    lamb stock / water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Yoghurt drizzle:
  • 1
    cup
    plain yoghurt
  • 2
    tsp
    tikka paste (or other curry paste)
  • fresh coriander and chillies to serve
 

Method

1 hr
 
In a large pot, brown the lamb in vegetable oil. Remove from the pot and set aside.
In the same pot, fry the onions, carrots and celery until soft and translucent (approx. 5-7 minutes).
Add the celery and bay leaf and fry for another minute.
Add all the spices and fry for 30 seconds. Add the lentils, tomatoes and lamb back into the pot and stir to coat the lamb and lentils with all the spices and vegetables.
Add the sugar and lamb stock/water and turn the temperature down.
Cover and allow to simmer for 45-60 minutes until the lamb is soft and the lentils are cooked.
Season to taste.

For the yoghurt drizzle, combine the yoghurt with the curry paste.
Serve the lamb & lentil soup with the yoghurt drizzle, fresh coriander, extra chopped chillies and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Reprinted with permission of Simply Delicious.
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