Spicy Chestnut, Chestnut Mushroom and Lentil soup

You will need :-

  • 250 g chestnut mushrooms washed and chopped or any other variety will do.
  • 250 g  boiled chestnuts
  • 100 g red lentils cleaned, washed and soaked for half an hour
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1" ginger root
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. all spices powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp. cream or  Crème fraîche ( I did not use any )   

Method :-
Mince onion, garlic,celery,carrot, garlic and ginger.
Heat oil and add mince vegetables and cook, keep stirring until the vegetables soft.
Add chopped mushrooms and lentils to the pan along with thyme, cook for 3-4 minutes then pour vegetable stock.
Bring it to boil and simmer for until lentils become softer, it will take 20-22 minutes.
Add boiled chestnut into the soup along with red chilli flakes and all spices, simmer another 10-12 minutes.
Puree with hand held blender or in a processor until smooth.
Garnish with chopped parsley and freshly ground black pepper with a crusty bread or a roll.
 Buon appetito !

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  1. Looks so yum and perfect blend.. must try the combo

  2. I tried this recipe of yours, and it was delicious. Made few changes to the recipe to fit my diet, still great turnout. Thanks for sharing.


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