Quick Curried Lentil and Courgette (Zucchini) Soup

This is a surprisingly easy and tasty soup recipe, originating from Fat Free Cooking by Anne Sheasby and tweaked slightly by myself, Casey Jeanne, and Emma-Jane Fletcher, who posted her version to the fatfree mailing list in late 2001.

Part of the reason I like this recipe is its simplicity, but you can spice it up a little by adding garlic puree and/or chilli powder and/or ginger root puree along with the turmeric.

Serves 4 as a light meal with bread

Sautee the onion in the sunflower oil or a little stock for a couple of minutes, until beginning to soften. Add the turmeric and all but a couple of handfuls of the courgette and cook for a couple more minutes, stirring.

Add the lentils and stock. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are mushy - anything from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how you like them.

Stir in the reserved courgette and simmer for another two minutes, then serve. Good served as a light meal with naan bread.


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This page added 24 March 2004 - comments and questions to Kake L Pugh (kake@earth.li).