#4 Sweet potato, chick peas and red lentil soup

My brood has a soft spot for sweet potatoes. It fades a bit when it comes to chick peas and it disappears completely for red lentils. Since years, I have had to find to ways to mask lentils in their food. This wholesome heart warming dish does exactly that and is a hit with them, thanks to their creamy, slightly sweet flavour and smooth consistency.


500 gms sweet potatoes, 

1 can chick peas

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger , chopped

1 cup dried red lentils

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

chilli flakes, coriander leaves, ginger juliennes for garnish


  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Add chopped onions and ginger. Stir till onions are translucent.
  • Add chopped sweet potatoes, half can of chick peas and red lentils.
  • Add vegetable or chicken stock and bring to boil.
  • Add cumin ,coriander powder and lemon juice. Cook till potatoes are soft.
  • Blend to a smooth consistency.
  • Add rest of chick peas.
  • Garnish with chilli flakes and ginger juliennes.
  • Serve with fresh coriander leaves.

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