How to make Mauritian Lentil Soup

I love lentil soup.

It’s souper cheap, souper healthy and souper tasty too.

Growing up, mum would make this particular lentil soup accompanied by sticky, sweet poulet fricasse (onion, garlic and soy fried chicken) and crispy fried okra or with a simple tuna salad.  I love just a big comforting bowl of the stuff! It’s great to make when the pennies are pinching as it’s made of store cupboard staples and just what you need when it’s still dark and drizzly and your nose is running. It might be veggie, but this soup is packed full of protein and iron.


Makes two big bowls

Black lentils (about 50g)

Chopped tomatoes (1/4 can)

2 cloves of garlic

half an onion

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

1/2 tsp Cumin

Half a stock cube

Fresh Coriander to finish

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  1. Chop and sweat the onion and garlic
  2. Add spices and stir thoroughly
  3. Add tomatoes and cook till reduced a little
  4. Add lentils and coat in tomato mixture
  5. Make the stock and cover lentils
  6. Cook for 20-25 minutes on a boil until the lentils are tender and the soup has thickened.
  7. Stir in half the chopped coriander and sprinkle the rest on top.


Enjoy with crusty bread and butter or add spinach into your bowl before ladling on the soup!


Smart hacks:

Not down for a veggie option? add chopped up sausage before adding the tomatoes and replace the garam masala with thyme and oregano then cook the rest the same way for a meatier bite with an italian twist.

Add a handful of rice when cooking for a more substantial soup and a carb hit.

Here’s a video of me making it:



3 thoughts on “How to make Mauritian Lentil Soup

    1. Heya love, yeah I mostly review London related things but it’s all about how to live well, and not break the bank because I’m always skint! So lentil soup and any of my other recipes are usually very frugal and cheap to make.

      At least the one’s I post on here!

      Will definitely look and follow your blog too!

      1. Thank you Yas 🙂 I love all your London posts..Keep them coming and also even I do same..simple affordable dishes out of everyday life ingredients else I would be broke too haha.

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