Spicy (Or Not) Tomato & Lentil


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Seasonal Soups

Seasonal Soups

By Fraser Reid

Published 2019

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The chilli is optional here – the soup is great either way. If you do want some heat, why not try a Kashmiri or chipotle chilli to vary the flavour.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled


Heat the olive oil or butter in a pot on a medium-low heat. Fry the onion and garlic for 5–10 minutes until they are soft.

Add the tomatoes, ginger, ground cumin, half of the chilli and the lentils and give everything a stir.

Pour in 1.2 litres of boiling water, crumble in the stock