Carrot and Lentil Soup

One of my other New Year Resolutions was to cook a new recipe each month. So far, this month Ive cooked three. This was my first, I’d never made soup before and found it incredible easy and surprisingly tasty… I thought due to lack of ingredients it was be tasteless but it was super yummy, quick and easy and very good for you. I will definitely be making this one again… regularly.

600g carrots grated
140g red split lentils
1Ltr veg stock
125ml milk
2tsp cumin seeds
pinch of chilli flakes
2tbs olive oil

In a large sauce pan dry fry the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for 1 min, then remove half the seeds and set aside for later.

Add oil, carrots, lentils, stock and milk, simmer for 15 mins until the lentils are soft, then blend till smooth.

Season to taste and sprinkle with the remaining toasted spices.