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Yellow lentil soup

Servings 4 -6


  • 1 1/4 cups yellow lentils
  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 cm -long piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 l hot water
  • 1 lime


  1. Heat coconut oil in a pot and add mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add onions and garlic. Fry for a couple of minutes. Add sweet potatoes, carrots and lentils and fry for a couple of minutes more. Add the hot water and let it come to a boil. Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add spices, ginger and coconut milk and let it come to a boil again. Blend either with a hand blender or use a regular blender. Serve!
  2. Tastes great drizzled with a little lime juice.