Thermomix Lentil Soup – Warming Comfort Food

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Lentil soup is a nourishing, hearty winter dish full of vegetables, nutrient-rich lentils and a touch of spice. A bowl of this warming soup will keep you feeling cosy on the coldest of days. This is a delicious vegan Thermomix lentil soup recipe.

Close up Thermomix lentil soup with pumpkin and spinach on white cloth

As the weather chills it’s always comforting to have a few hearty, healthy soups in your repertoire. Preparing soup in the Thermomix is particularly easy as the whole process is completed in the bowl. Vegetables are chopped, sauteed and slow cooked in the Thermomix. Once cooked its simply a matter of blending the soup to the desired level of chunkiness or smooth texture.

Each year I add a few more soup recipes to the ThermoKitchen recipe files. You can tell when I’m finding the weather a little nippy because I will be sharing a new soup recipe.  Although every member of the family has a favourite soup I like to keep up the variety.  Anais loves Chinese Chicken Sweet Corn Soup Brett’s favourite is my Jalapeno Soup which is in my Mexican Cookbook and my favourite is lentil soup!

Given that lentil soup is my favourite it’s a little crazy I haven’t shared the recipe before now! Although, in my defence, I rarely make my soup the same twice! So it has been a little hard to get down on paper.

The quantities may vary but the substance of the recipe is always the same.

Thermomix Lentil Soup Tips

  • Always use dried lentils, the cooking time of the soup is important to allow all the flavours to come together. If you use canned lentils the soup would be mashed and have less flavour.
  • Use fresh spices, the spices are subtle but really important to the recipe. The longer dried spices have been open the less flavour they will have in the soup.
  • The most delicate flavours are added at the end of the soup. Coconut cream, coriander, garam masala and spinach are added right at the end of cooking so there is a fresher finish to the soup.
  • I love pumpkin in lentil soup. The pumpkin gives the soup a smoother, sweeter flavour. Plus pumpkin and lentils are a match made in heaven!

Lentil Soup Preparations

Two steps in the preparation of Lentil Soup recipe

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Close up Thermomix lentil soup with pumpkin and spinach on white cloth

Thermomix Lentil Soup

Julie Carlyle
Lentil soup is a nourishing, hearty winter dish full of vegetables, nutrient-rich lentils and a touch of spice. A bowl of this warming soup will keep you feeling cosy on the coldest of days. A delicious vegan Thermomix lentil soup recipe.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 serves
Calories 318 kcal


  • 120 g brown onion cut in half
  • 15 g garlic
  • 140 g carrot peeled and cut in 3
  • 1 red long chili
  • 10 g oil
  • 400 g crushed tomato can
  • 350 g pumpkin cubed
  • 900 g water warm tap
  • 250 g green lentils dried
  • 1 tsp cumin ground
  • 1 tsp coriander ground
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250 g water warm tap
  • 5 g coriander fresh
  • 250 g coconut milk
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 40 g baby spinach


  • Place onion, garlic, carrot, chilli and oil in TM bowl. Chop 5 sec/Speed 5.
  • Scrape down the bowl. Saute 5min/Varoma/Speed 1.
  • Add tomato, pumpkin, 900g water, lentils, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric and salt. Cook 35min/Varoma/Speed 1 (MC OUT) (reverse blade). Use internal steam basket on the lid to prevent splatter.
  • Add 250g water. Cook 10min/Varoma/Speed 1 (MC OUT) (reverse blade). Use internal steam basket on the lid to prevent splatter.
  • Add fresh coriander, coconut cream and garam masala. Combine 5sec/Speed 3.
  • Cook 5min/Varoma/Speed 1 (MC OUT) (reverse blade). Use internal steam basket on the lid to prevent splatter.
  • Place the baby spinach into ThermoServer.
  • Pour the lentil soup over the spinach and stir by hand to combine.
  • Serve with fresh buttered bread or quinoa and rice combination.


This recipe calls for dried green or brown lentils. The long cooking time makes it unsuitable for red lentils or black French lentils. 
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 


Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 14gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 715mgPotassium: 1040mgFiber: 17gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 14045IUVitamin C: 32.4mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 7.5mg
Keyword Dahl, Healthy Snacks, Lentil, Lentil Soup, Soup, Thermomix recipe, Thermomix Soup
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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the website. If you’re looking for more soup recipes just click on this link, I have plenty to keep you warm this winter.

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Happy Cooking xx

18 thoughts on “Thermomix Lentil Soup – Warming Comfort Food”

  1. Elsa says:

    Just made this for dinner, it’s a keeper!! Best recipe I have found!! So delicious So comforting!!! I didn’t add pumpkin only because I didn’t have on hand, but I will add it next time! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Elsa
      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! I love dahl, so tasty and nutritious 🙂
      Happy Cooking

  2. Beatriz says:

    5 stars
    Love, love your soup. Smells incredible, the spices, and is also filling for non vegetarian/meat lovers. Will be for sure making it again. Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Sara says:

    5 stars
    Even my husband and son who are not lentil fans thought this was a winner! Thank you 🙂

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      That’s fabulous Sue!! My family say the don’t like lentils but the never noticed them in dishes 🤣

  4. mary says:

    5 stars
    This is the first time I’ve used my Thermomix without having the recipe on the machine. I had to look up a few things, but this soup is delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  5. Jo says:

    This looks great but I’m bad at soaking and messing around with lentils so I just by canned. Is there an adaptation for that?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Jo
      There is no need to soak these lentils, they cook in the soup
      Happy cooking

  6. Trish says:

    5 stars
    A definite winner. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  7. Trish says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for this amazing recipe… The best soup ever.

  8. Kathy says:

    Many Thanks Julie!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      My pleasure Kathy 🌸

  9. Kathy says:

    Hi, this recipe looks amazing! Can you use Coconut Milk that is from a carton? Like Vitasoy Coconut Milk? Or does it need to be canned version?

    Many Thanks

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Kathy
      Thanks for your question. The flavour and texture of this dish relies on the extra oil that is found in the canned coconut milk. The carton version won’t give as nice a result.

  10. Louise Can says:

    5 stars
    Just made a batch and is delicious. The only things I changed were to put the spices in towards the end of sautéing the onions and garlic, to bring out their flavour.

    I also added an extra 150mls of coconut milk. I’m very happy with the result and this is my new go-to recipes for a chilly winter’s night.

  11. Louise says:

    I’m cooking this now and it smells AMAZING!!

    FYI – the recipe refers to both coconut milk and cream … I’m assuming it’s cream?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Louise
      So sorry for the confusion. You can use either cream or milk. 🙂
      Thank you so much for highlighting the discrepancy 🙂

  12. Emma says:

    This is seriously the most delicious soup I’ve ever cooked!! We all kept eating it long after we should’ve stopped because it’s so good!

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