Indian Red Lentil & Pearled Couscous Soup

So I wasn't sure whether to call this a soup or a stew - it's very thick in any case (you can add more water, but that's how I like it)

This is super easy to make and the most delicious, warming thing to eat on a cold winter's day!


  • 1 brown onion, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup korma curry paste (CHECK THE INGREDIENTS because some of these contain dairy products)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pearled couscous, rinsed
  • 2 white potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • Fresh coriander to serve
  • Crusty bread to serve


  • Heat a splash of water in a large non-stick pan, and then add the onion. Cook for a few minutes or until the onion is soft and transparent.
  • Add the curry paste, stir to combine well.
  • Add the water, tomatoes, red lentils, couscous and potatoes and stir to combine.
  • Cover the pan, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to simmer with the lid on for 20-25 mins.
  • Serve up with chopped coriander and slices of bread. So goooooood!