Carrot and Lentil Soup


A glorious, flavoursome, and healthy carrot soup loaded with beta-carotene, which is believed to have antioxidant properties and help to reduce cancer, low in cholesterol and high in dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese to boot. So what are you waiting for? Say YES to carrots!

  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 650 g Carrots, rinsed, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 120 g Green lentils
  • 1100 ml Vegetable stock
  • 150 ml 1.5% Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Plain yogurt, to serve
  1. Heat a saucepan and dry fry the cumin seeds for 1 minute until they start to jump around the pan and aromatic. Remove half of the seeds and reserve. Add in oil, grated carrots, lentils, stock and milk. Bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes until lentls are softened.
  2. Remove the soup from the heat and process the soup with a stick blender until smooth. Season the soup with salt and pepper. Heat the soup through over the low heat. Ladle the soup into bowls, top with yogurt and sprinkle the reserved cumin seeds.

85 comments:

Foodie Ann 15/10/10 07:09

Soup looks gorgeous...:)

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Sharmilee! :) 15/10/10 07:09

Love the creamy and healthy soup....the color of the soup is so tempting...perfect!

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Happy Cook 15/10/10 07:11

Wowo delcious looking soup so thick. I can just spoon it up and imaging enjoying the soup.

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petite nyonya 15/10/10 07:20

so nutritious! and love the cummin spice and lentil. i must start to plant more carrots ;)

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sangeeta 15/10/10 07:37

Lovely...completely my kind of soup . I prefer not to blend it most of the times.

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jess @ j3ss kitch3n 15/10/10 08:08

this is lovely angie i love soups of all kinds!

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Ho Ho Ho 15/10/10 08:19

love golden colour... yum

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roxan 15/10/10 08:26

ooh, perfect for the fall!

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Shirley @ Kokken69 15/10/10 09:00

Wow, looks thick and wholesome... but I don't like carrots :(

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Susan and Abraham 15/10/10 09:05

Yes to your soup too :) www.chackoskitchen.com

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kitchen flavours 15/10/10 09:09

Looks delicious with a lovely colour. I don't mind carrots!

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♥peachkins♥ 15/10/10 09:18

I soo love the first photo!Nice presentation Angie..

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Treat and Trick 15/10/10 09:21

Soup is my favorite food, this is really healthy and love your click too..

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MaryMoh 15/10/10 09:32

I love carrots. I can eat a big bowl of this....healthy and delicious...yum

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Cherine 15/10/10 09:38

I love lentils and this creamy colorful soup is calling me!!

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Rylan of Art and Appetite 15/10/10 09:50

Angie a.k.a, food goddess, will you ever visit Las Vegas? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VISIT ME! I will have you use my kitchen for a day and cook us dinner (hahaha, if you'd like). You make my mouth water like a dog. Drools.

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Priya 15/10/10 10:35

Beautiful looking soup, looks awesome and filling..

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Suhaina 15/10/10 10:55

wow..looks so creamy and yummy... love the colour and ur wonderful clicks

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Cheah 15/10/10 11:36

Gosh Angie, I too just posted a carrot soup but your lovely pics really put mine to shame!!

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Umm Mymoonah 15/10/10 11:37

A very comforting bowl of soup for this cold autumn.

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jelena 15/10/10 12:16

I love how you use clear bowls to show us the soup. Must buy them. Lentils are something that I puree so my husband does not even know he is eating them. SO healthy!

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Pegasuslegend 15/10/10 13:07

very healthy perfect soup!

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Dee 15/10/10 13:13

Wow, when Fall is in the air I love a good soup. This one sounds truly delicious! I must try it! Have a great day, hope your weather there is as marvelous as your soup.

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pigpigscorner 15/10/10 13:24

Looks so rich and thick. Can be used as a dip too! yum!

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Heavenly Housewife 15/10/10 13:36

Great flavour, and the lentils must had a real hearty richness to this soup.
HOpe you have a wonderful weekend ahead.
*kisses* HH

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Dajana 15/10/10 13:52

Beautiful colour and excellent recipe.

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Dishesdone 15/10/10 14:01

Looks like a delicious hearty soup! Perfect for the the weather these days!

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Foodessa 15/10/10 14:07

Not only yes to carrots...I say yes to the whole soup. What wonderful aromas must have been wafting through your kitchen ;o)

Have a great weekend Angie ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

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Cathy 15/10/10 14:28

What a fantastic recipe! We love lentils and can't wait to try this soup. It's soup season where I live so this is on the menu.

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I'm very happy to have found your blog.

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Sanjeeta kk 15/10/10 14:33

Lovely click, Angie. The soup looks comforting and healthy.

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Belinda @zomppa 15/10/10 14:37

Beautiful presentation and color! Good way to sneak in healthy food!

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lisaiscooking 15/10/10 14:38

Sounds perfect for lunch today! We're having a cooler day, and I'm already craving soup.

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Claudia 15/10/10 14:57

The cumin really touches the soup up - stops it from being too sweet. So very comforting just as a soup should be.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 15/10/10 15:00

This looks so good and so simple! I love lentils! This looks great with the yogurt, thanks!

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natural selection 15/10/10 15:06

Fantastic Angie! and just in time for the fall exactly what I need on a damp fall afternoon. Outstanding job on the mug guarantee that you get every drop!

Cheers!

More pork recipes please. ;)

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Stella 15/10/10 15:40

Yum, I love lentil soup! Yours looks like it's been taken up a healthy notch, Angie. It's so pretty too...!

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Faith 15/10/10 16:22

I love carrots and they're such a great pair with lentils! What a delicious fall soup.

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sinfullyspicy 15/10/10 16:59

This looks super yummy Angie! I love that cup of yours in the first pic..so cute.! Your recipe is as healthy as it can be!

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Emily Z 15/10/10 17:04

You are just posting some of the most delicious sounding, and healthy stuff! This sounds perfect for a cool fall evening!

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My Little Space 15/10/10 17:08

The soup looks very thick & creamy! And of coz, the spices work terrific in there. Btw, love your photos. Look like sunshine! ^_^
Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Kristy

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Anncoo 15/10/10 17:43

Really love this creamy soup! Looks so comforting and healthy and beautiful clicks too!

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Kumi 15/10/10 17:45

Thanks for this post - sounds so hearty, healthy and delicious.. and now I don't have to think about what to make tonight!

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alison 15/10/10 18:09

such a perfect soup,must try it!

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Torviewtoronto 15/10/10 19:04

delicious presentation healthy soup

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Jennifurla 15/10/10 20:15

This is to pretty to resist

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Joanne 15/10/10 20:26

I would be slurping that up, big time. So delicious.

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Nitha 15/10/10 20:56

Thats a gorgeous click...

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sweetlife 15/10/10 21:12

goregous soup, i love the color, healthy and delish, great recipe

sweetlife

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Yummy Team 15/10/10 21:53

Lovely picture, Angie..Healthy n colorful soup..

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aipi 15/10/10 23:11

Like the delicious soup in that beautiful bowl..hearty n healthy!

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Catherine 15/10/10 23:17

Angie you always make the most prettiest dishes! This soup looks absolutely mouthwatering. I would love reach into my screen and grab a cup of it. Perfect for this chilly weather!
Cheers & Blessings~

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/10/10 23:31

This looks and sounds delicious! I've been wanting to try a carrot soup and your combination with lentils sounds very appealing to me.

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Soumya 16/10/10 00:19

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Donna-FFW 16/10/10 01:19

Such a healthy, tasty sounding soup.. and so perfect for this chilly weather we are having right now!!

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Velva 16/10/10 02:20

Ahh! Lentil soup is one of my favorite autumn soups. I make it often during cooler weather. Yours look so good.

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marla {family fresh cooking} 16/10/10 05:18

Love that you added yogurt to this soup to create something creamy yet healthy too. Carrots and lentils are awesome together. Great recipe :) xo

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scrambledhenfruit 16/10/10 06:44

Thick and delicious- this is a great soup for a chilly day! I love to take soup every day for my lunch. :)

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theUngourmet 16/10/10 07:32

Such a fabulous combination. I've never thought of putting lentils and carrot together. I love your presentation as well. So pretty!

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Jeannie 16/10/10 08:14

Wow! that is nicely done! I like the way you decorate the yoghurt on the top.

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Barbara 16/10/10 12:42

Nice, Angie. Lentils and carrots....great combo!
And I love that white soup mug!

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Mary 16/10/10 13:08

Angie, you soup looks so warm and comforting. Its a wonderful combination of ingredients and the color is gorgeous. Our travels have begun, so my visits will be sporatic for a while. Know that I'm thinking of you. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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OohLookBel 16/10/10 14:47

Wow, that's a fantastic way to use carrots - and the cumin will only make it better. I don't usually eat carrots but your soup looks so good and tempting :)

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Dimah 16/10/10 15:54

What a delicious sounding soup!

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Jean at The Delightful Repast 16/10/10 17:06

Angie, this carrot soup looks really good. I'll definitely be making this soon. After all, we are starting to have "soup weather." As always, your photos are gorgeous!

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Sinful Southern Sweets 16/10/10 18:32

I need this!! Looks so comforting!

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Joudie's Mood Food 16/10/10 19:49

Angie, look at tall the goodness in this soup. I am loving it! I always try to make food that is full of antioxidants and vitamins and this one looks PREFECT! Just Love it. Lentils are my favourite! Gorgeous recipe! The addition of cumin is so my style....

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Spoon and Chopsticks 16/10/10 20:41

That looks great... and seems easy to make.

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Lea Ann 16/10/10 23:15

Can't beat that, beautiful, healthy and sounds yummy.

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sophia 17/10/10 06:39

I love the way you artistically styled the picture...with the placemats and everything...it makes even a simple soup pop out like art, though I'm pretty sure the taste needs no styling at all!

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Chef Dennis 17/10/10 15:07

first off I love that soup cup!! carrots and lentils sound like such a wonderful combination, I will have to try it at school! The yogurt sounds like such a nice touch!

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Elisabeth 17/10/10 15:47

As always. such a beautiful presentation! I love lentil soup, and the way you make it is unusual, and so yummy. Love the cumin and the thick yogurt in the soup!

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Elin 17/10/10 17:09

Angie...this is great soup...full of nutrients...mmmm carrots and lentil with cumin and yoghurt...I don't mind a bowl of it...hungry now just drooling at it :)

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 17/10/10 17:47

Gorgeous soup and the sprinkle of cumin seeds on top is BRILLIANT!!

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Magic of Spice 17/10/10 19:23

Such a delightful combination...Gorgeous! I really love that top photo, such a lovely presentation :)

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 18/10/10 04:15

Mm lovely and healthy soup. I recently realized I'm probably not getting enough protein so this lentil soup sounds like a great hearty lunch option.

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Pretty. Good. Food. 18/10/10 17:59

Mmmm, this looks so good! Perfect for a cold Fall night :)!!!!

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Mary 19/10/10 06:49

Okay, I am sooo making this! Perfect for fall! :)

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

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Susi 19/10/10 20:53

Lentil soup is one of my favorite soups to eat and your version looks and sounds fantastic. I'm adding this to my "soup list" :o)

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Bridgett 21/10/10 05:45

Perfectly warming! I grew up on lentil soup but I definitely like your version better than my grandmothers, lol. Just don't tell her that!

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OysterCulture 27/10/10 14:44

You've really got me thinking fall with this incredible sounding soup. I am imagining myself savoring it now.

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