This free Malay Lentil Soup recipe is deliciously creamy and full of flavour… the coconut cream and spices gives this soup an extra special flavour.


2l chicken stock
500g lentils
3 Tblsp olive oil
1 Tblsp crushed garlic
1 onion, chopped
1 Tblsp ground cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 tin coconut cream
½ cup coriander, chopped
¾ cup fresh lemon juice

  • In a large saucepan bring the chicken stock and lentils to boil over a high heat.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pot, add the garlic and onions and fry gently until the onion has softened.
  • Add the cumin, cayenne pepper and chilli and cook for a minute.
  • Add the lentil mixture to the onions and simmer until the lentils are tender (about 10 minutes).
  • Add the coconut cream and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Puree the soup until smooth in a blender.
  • Stir in the chopped coriander and lemon juice before serving.
Serves 4 - 6


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