Curried Red Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Quinoa

I thought this soup looked very tasty, and with lentils, chickpeas & quinoa in it, it must be hearty & wholesome!

I missed out the chilli sauce as I was making it for the kids, and DD1 (4.5) can be a bit fussy about anything too spicy, but it was still very tasty.  Thankfully, the kids both loved it too, so we’ll definitely be having this one again.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (or 1 tablespoon garam masala + 1 teaspoon turmeric)
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 700ml low salt stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce (optional)
  • 1 tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 0.25 cup dried quinoa

to serve

  • fresh coriander (chopped)
  • Greek style yogurt


  1. Cook the quinoa as directed.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan.
  3. Add the onions, carrots and celery and saute until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, ginger and curry powder and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  5. Add the lentils, stock, tomatoes and chili sauce.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Add the chickpeas and quinoa and warm them up.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a garnish of cilantro and a dollop of Greek style yogurt.

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Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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Posted in 2013, Main Meal, Vegan, Vegetarian
3 comments on “Curried Red Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Quinoa
  1. sounds really good!

  2. This recipe was absolutely delicious! I doubled it up for a friend’s birthday dinner! Ended up opting out of the chickpeas simply because there was no more room in my pot! But it was incredibly fragrant and tasty! A crowd pleaser for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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