Spiced Carrot Soup

based on a recipe that was in the sunday paper a few weeks ago - i made this one in the slow cooker and it was great!! and even if you're not that keen on carrots you'll like this one

1 kg carrots, peeled if you want, chopped into 1" pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 tspn each of black / brown mustard seeds, ground cumin and coriander
2-3 tspns of crushed garlic
olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup red lentils
2 chicken stock cubes
water as needed (at least 3 cups)
1/2 - 1 tin coconut cream
coriander to serve (optional)

heat oil and gently fry onion and spices on medium heat.
add carrots (or place carrots in bottom of slow cooker then top with onion spice mix)
add lentil then chicken stock cubes and water as required.
when carrots & lentils are nearly cooked add the coconut cream.
blend into soup consistency (or mash well) and add any more hot water required for soupiness!
serve with chopped coriander if desired.

I served mine with fresh wholemeal bread made in the bread maker, but it would be nice with a loaf of herb and garlic bread or naans or anything like that.

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