Lentil Soup - using a pressure cooker*

This is more like a smooth vegetable soup rather than the traditional lentil. It would be a nice idea to experiment with the different varieties of lentils available and evaluate the differences they make to the soup.

* or cook in a traditional pan, simmering for about 45 minutes

Category:  Starters & Salads Main Course  - 


For 4 Serving(s)


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 50 g lentils
  • 500 ml cold water
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 125 ml milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 0.5 tsp yeast extract or anchovy essence/fish sauce
  • pinch black pepper

Lentil Soup - using a pressure cooker* Directions

  1. 1. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker. Add the onion and carrot and sweat for 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the lentils, water and bayleaf. Cover with the lid and bring to high (15lb) presure. Pressure cook for 10 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove from the heat and reduce the pressure.
  4. 4. Remove the bayleaf, then food process the soup to a smooth consistency.
  5. 5. Add the milk, lemon juice, yeast extract (or alternative flavouring) and pepper to taste.
  6. 6. Bring gently to the boil and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.