Just like Granny made!

Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Recipe for traditional Scottish spicy red lentil soup with list of ingredients and cooking directions

Spicy Red Lentil Soup Recipe is my mum's best dish. I've been married for over 21 years and she still brings tupperware tubs for me - the missus just cannae cook as well as me ma:

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Group Scottish Book Front Cover

Nine grieving Aberdeen families, one dark secret. Can love triumph?

Group is the new emotionally raw psychological character-driven suspense romance by Scottish author C.G. Buswell

Buy on Kindle and other devices or Paperback.

Spicy Red Lentil Soup Recipe:

1 medium sized onion
3 medium carrots and potatoes
1 red pepper
125g red lentils (soak for 1 hour prior to cooking)
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of turmeric
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of cayenne pepper
A 400g can of tomatoes
750ml of water or vegetable stock
1 teaspoon of basil
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper

Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Eating in has a lentil and ginger soup served with naan bread.

Spicy Lentil Soup

Spicy Lentil Soup

1. Chop the vegetables finely.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and fry spices.

3. Add vegetables and lentils and stir and coat vegetables with spices. Cook for about 5 minutes.

4. Cut up tomatoes, put them in a measuring jug and add enough water or stock to make 1.2 litres.

5. Add this with basil and bay leaf to pan of vegetables. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.

6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more water or stock if necessary.

7. Enjoy!

Soup and bread roll

Potato Lentil Soup

Scottish Lentil Soup Recipe

The Book Maw Broon's Cookbook has a more traditional Scottish lentil soup recipe which uses ingredients such as carrots, turnip. onions, potatoes and a ham hough. Buy Maw Broon's Cookbook at a discounted price and with free delivery available.

If you like our Traditional Scottish Recipes and would like to easily share them with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:


One last war Scottish book

An army veteran moves his family back to Scotland, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?

Buy this latest novel by Scottish author C.G. Buswell on Kindle or Paperback.

Advertise on Scottish Recipes Website Facebook and Twitter Pages from just £25.

Advertise on Scottish Recipes Website Facebook and Twitter Pages

Bowl of Soup

An alternative spicy lentil soup recipe can be found in Taste Ye Back: Great Scots and the Food That Made Them which includes ingredients such as crushed dried chillies, peppercorns and ham hock.

Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup


  • Advertise

  • Contact

  • Follow us on:

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Healthy Indian Meals Delivered To Your Door

  • Food Magazine Subscription Offers

  • 10 Beers for under a Tenner

  • Best Scotland Tours

  • Buy Nuts Online Cheap

  • Monthly Scotch Whisky Club

  • Healthy Recipe Box with Free Delivery

  • Monthly Cocktail Club

  • Food Deals

  • Retro Scotland Football Shirts

  • Food Competitions

  • Events

  • Burns Night Menu
  • Halloween Recipes Treats and Food Ideas
  • Halloween Pizza Recipe
  • Tombstone Vegetarian Crispy Nuggets in a Halloween Graveyard
  • St Andrews Day Menu
  • Traditional New Year's Day Meal

  • Reviews

  • Best Restaurants in Scotland
  • Donald Russell Butchers Meat Review
  • Cookbooks
  • Nick Nairn Restaurant Dunblane

  • Chef Recipes

  • Recipes From Scotland
  • Chicken Goujons
  • Chicken Kebabs
  • Crispy Lemon Poppy Plaice with Celeriac Remoulade
  • Hot Chicken and Raspberry Salad
  • Lamb Hot Pot
  • Mackerel
  • Mushroom Bolognese with Brown Rice
  • Pork
  • Potato Cheese and Bacon Pie
  • Potato Pepper
  • Potato Smoked Haddock Leek Soup
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Sundried Tomato Mushrooms Lentils

  • Scottish Food

  • Scottish Plain Loaf
  • What Are Neeps

  • Tunnock's

  • Tea Cakes

  • Flags/Emblem of Scotland

  • Rampant Lion
  • St Andrew's
  • Thistle

  • Favourite Places

  • Duthie Park
  • Munlochy Black Isle Clootie Well
  • Urquhart Castle

  • Links

  • Privacy/
    Disclaimer Policy

  • Two tickets for the price of one for Ideal Home Show Scotland