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Spiced sweet potato & lentil soup with chutney cheese twists

Spiced sweet potato & lentil soup with chutney cheese twists

This warming soup is perfectly autumnal. The flavours of the soup bring a curried taste to the dish which matches perfectly with the crispy cheese twists.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseStarter
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • Pluscooling and freezing + 20-25 minutes reheating

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  • 2 tbsp garlic oil, plus extra to serve
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Large pinch chilli flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 2 sweet potatoes (about 750g), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 200g split red lentils, rinsed
  • 1.2 L vegetable stock
  • 320g chilled Jus-Rol All Butter Puff Pastry Sheet
  • 2 tbsp Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney
  • 50g Wensleydale, well crumbled


  1. Heat the garlic oil in a large saucepan, then soften the onions for 5 minutes. Add the cumin and chilli, cook for 2 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes, lentils and stock.

  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes until the lentils are tender. Blend until smooth or mash and leave chunky. Season, then transfer to a freezer-proof container, cool completely and freeze for up to 3 months.

  3. Meanwhile, unroll the pastry with the longer side closest to you, then spread the mango chutney. Scatter the cheese on the right half of the pastry, then fold the other side over it. Press down a little, then cut into 8 strips starting from the folded edge. Twist the strips, then freeze on a baking sheet. Once solid, pack into a freezer-proof container.

  4. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. To reheat the soup, place it, frozen, in a large, deep frying pan with 50ml water, cover and cook over a low heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until piping hot, adding a little water to loosen if needed. Meanwhile, bake the frozen twists on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 15-18 minutes or until puffed and golden. Finish the soup with a drizzle more garlic oil and a few chilli flakes to serve.

Cook’s tip

The soup can be defrosted in the fridge, before reheating gently until piping hot. The cheese twists are best cooked from frozen.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


3,322kJ/ 793kcals



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