Lentil and pumpkin soup is a hearty, warm, and comforting soup that is perfect for chilly days. It is a nutritious and delicious vegan soup that is made with red lentils, pumpkin, onions, garlic, and spices.
To make lentil and pumpkin soup, you first need to sauté onions and garlic in a pot until they are soft and fragrant. Then, you add red lentils, pumpkin cubes, and vegetable broth to the pot. The soup is seasoned with spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder. Once everything is combined, you bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for around 30 minutes until the lentils and pumpkin are cooked through and tender.
Once the soup is cooked, you can blend it with an immersion blender until it is smooth and creamy. Finally, you can garnish the soup with fresh cilantro or parsley, a dollop of yogurt, and a sprinkle of chili flakes, if desired.
This soup is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthy and satisfying meal option. It is perfect for a cozy lunch or dinner and can be served with some crusty bread or crackers on the side.