Pumpkin soup with red lentils

Pumpkins. Pumpkins. And again pumpkins. You can see pumpkins everywhere! And we are not different. I have gotten pumpkin mood and bought one for us as well. That is simply autumn for me and pumpkin soup as a part of it. This time, I have prepared it with red lentils. And not to exclude our little monkey (he loves pumpkin!), I have prepared him his version as well πŸ™‚


What do you need:

1 decent sized pumpkin or one huge one and use a half of it as I did

1 cup of red lentils

1 onion

olive oil

1 tsp hot chilli powderΒ 

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp ground cumin

2 garlic cloves

1 vegetable stock

Greek yogurt

salt and pepper



Take a bigger pot, add olive oil and heat it up. In the mean time, chop onion and add it into the pot. Fry until golden. Afterwards, add crushed garlic cloves and all spices – chilli powder, turmeric and cumin. Fry it for approximately to minutes and add cut pumpkin. Mix it properly with all spices and fry it briefly (couple of minutes). When ready, pour water, add vegetable stock and cook until is pumpkin soft. When ready, blend pumpkin and pour it back to the pot. Add cup of red lentils and cook until soft. To finalize, you may add pinch of salt and pepper. I love pumpkin soup served with Greek yogurt and piece of bread or cracker aside πŸ™‚ So go ahead if your taste buds like that idea.



Vero & Canito





33 thoughts on “Pumpkin soup with red lentils

  1. Hi Vero– we’re deep into pumpkin here too! The soup looks beautiful– and so well spiced! I never thought of using lentils with pumpkin for soup– but it sounds delicious!! Are you on the countdown still for your family’s arrival??!! Enjoy every moment!! xox

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