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Speaking As An Expert …


What Kind of Blogger Are You?

… I require that you Make This Soup Immediately! It is yummy, easy (store cupboard ingredients), heart-warming and best of all, quick:

Creamy Chickpea Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
5cm piece of ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 red chilli, chopped (I used chilli flakes – just as good)
2 tbsp curry paste
1 tsp turmeric
1 can lentils, drained
1 can sweetcorn, drained
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup coriander, chopped, to serve

Heat the oil in a large pan. Slowly cook the ginger, garlic, onion and chilli. Add the curry paste and turmeric, and fry for one minute. Add all the ingredients and bring to the boil. Blend half and leave the rest chunky. Season and serve hot, with coriander sprinkled on top, if you are so lucky to live in a country where coriander is easily accessible. If, like me, you aren’t, don’t worry; it’s perfectly delicious without.

With this soup, you will make friends and influence people, increase your emotional intelligence, and become very full and satisfied.

I wish you well on your soup journey.


Author: charlotteotter

Novelist, feminist, crime writer

17 thoughts on “Speaking As An Expert …

  1. i have a turkish store down the street that has fresh coriander all the time!
    that soup sounds delicious and exactly fits my current food craze (more fiber, less calories). only problem is, my sweetheart is not too fond of soups (anything you can’t chew on isn’t worthy being called a meal). but i have made some delicious pumpkin soup (with coconut milk, chili and ginger, too) last month and he said he liked it, so i’ll definitely give it a try. he loves hummus too, maybe the chickpeas will win him over.
    how big are those cans you get? and is that green lentils? oh, i’m getting hungry, and i just had breakfast …

  2. Bine, I think because of the hearty curry factor, it’s a soup a man would like. I use standard can sizes, and brown lentils, but I’m sure green would be fine. If you could find low-fat coconut milk, then it would probably be a little less calorific, but the full-fat is divine.

  3. That sounds wonderful. I love soups that are made by dumping various cans into the pot!

  4. I’m also a purist expert (at what I can’t imagine!) socialite blogger.

    That soup sounds delicious and looks as if it might freeze well. I want to start making different soups and freezing them in family-friendly amounts for those cold fall/winter days.

  5. MMMmm, delicious! I think I will make this.

  6. charlotte, i think brown lentils are what i meant by green lentils. they are brown when dry, but dark greenish when cooked. the regular german linsensuppe kind, yes?
    i don’t think i ever saw low-fat coconut milk here, but i’m fine with a little fat. i can imagine it also makes this whole soup so creamy.
    btw. i’m a purist young upstart undiscovered blogger. whew.

  7. Yum! That sounds gorgeous, I’m going to print it out and stick it in my recipe file.

  8. Hooray! Soup just in time for soup weather!

  9. Stop it! I’m hungry!

    I will note this recipe though, it looks to be right up my street 🙂

  10. Purist, Expert, Socialite… me too, gal! Though, to be totally honest, not any of those at all, but what-the-heck, I can dream it is so.

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  12. Thanks darlin’, I’m gonna try it.. on a soup binge at the mo!

  13. I made a chickpea and leek soup for much yesterday..totally different flavours to yours but also delicious…it’s the season for soups…on the weekend I also made curried butternut soup..heaven in a bowl!

  14. Hmmm…hubby recently bought some dried chickpeas…I wonder how I could work them into this?

  15. I love that you’re a purist expert socialist blogger! Peace out!

  16. Thanks for this recipe! I made it this weekend and it was a hit all around. I didn’t have curry paste on hand, so I used some mango chutney. And I ended up doubling everything except the lentils, because I was afraid one batch wouldn’t be enough to provide leftovers for today’s lunch, and I only had one can of lentils. But aren’t the slight modifications what cooking’s all about? Anyway, I heartily endorse this soup and will be making it again.

  17. Ha ha ha – I’m also a purist expert socialite blogger, no wonder we get on so well 😉 Soup sounds fab – I’m a sucker for chickpeas…

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