Lentil, Meatball & Chunky Veg Soup

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Lentil, Meatball & Chunky Veg Soup
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Lentil, Meatball & Chunky Veg Soup

Added by: on Jan 9th, 2015
a winter warming soup with mild curry spicing.
Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
1 h 30 min
Ready In:
1 h 45 min



Original Recipe Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup green lentils soaked overnight
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4-5 soup bones (halal lamb or beef)
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 stick celery, small dice
  • 1 medium carrot, dice
  • 2 garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Scant black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon heaped cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 leaf bay
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 tin plum tomatoes
  • 200 grams spicy (SEE NOTES) meatballs (each meatball is 1/2tbsp)
  • 1/2 medium courgette, dice
  • 1 small potatoe, small dice
Nutrition Facts
Lentil, Meatball & Chunky Veg Soup

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 275

  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 923 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.1 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 12.3 g
  •     Sugars: 4 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g

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Brown soup bones in soup pan, about 5mins. Remove then fry onion, carrot and celery, about 5 mins or until onions are soft.


Add garlic, spices apart from salt, tomato puree cook for 1-2 mins, return soup bones to pot add lentils and water, cook for 45 mins then add salt, tomatoes meatballs, courgette and potatoes and let cook again for 20-30mins or until meat and potatoes are cooked through.

Cooks' note:
USA Cup = 240ml
For the meatballs: all you need to add to the mince (halal lamb or beef) is onion, red chilli and salt , to taste or add spices of your choice. To test that you have the right level of spice, fry a little of the spiced mince and remember you're adding the meatballs to already spiced soup so go easy on the spicing.


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