Thursday, January 21, 2010

Curried Lamb And Vegetable Soup

Soup diet day 6 - This will be my last posting of soup recipes for a while or else I will have to change the blog to "3 hungry tummies' soup kitchen". However, there are still a few delicious Asian soups that I'd like to share in the very near future so keep an eye out for that. I made this recipe up about 2 years ago and it has since been a stayer at the tummies' kitchen; it is a soup, stew and curry all in one, you can decide what you want to call it but my friend once described it as a 'curried stew like soup'.
Use whatever vegetables you fancy and use a variety of lentils and it will still be very tasty! The soup diet has been a success and we will certainly do it again soon.
P.S the result - I loss 2 kg! :)

serves 8
you'll need;
500 to 750g of diced lamb, marinated with madras curry powder for at least an hour
1 onion, diced finely
2 stalks of celery, diced finely
2 carrots, diced finely
olive oil
2 bay leaves
3 tbs of madras curry powder or any meat curry powder
3 l of chicken stock
500g of soup mix (it contains barley, both green and yellow split peas and red lentil) soaked for an hour and drained.
salt and pepper to taste

you'll also need;
1 head of broccoli, cut into small pieces
3 stalks of celery, cut into pieces
3 carrots, cut into chunks
2 potatoes, cut into chunks
2 tomatoes, cut into chunks
350g of green beans, topped and tailed and halved
handful of baby spinach
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley
chopped chilies
200 ml of coconut milk

Saute the finely diced vegetables with some olive oil til sof then add in the marinated lamb and cook til lamb pieces are no longer pink.

Add stock and bay leaves and simmer for 1 hour then add in the soaked soup mix and cook for a further 30 to 45 minutes.

Gradually add in the vegetables, I like to add the beans and broccoli a few minutes before serving in order to control the crispness and to retain the bright green colour. Add the coconut milk just before serving.

Place some baby spinach in a bowl, ladle some soup over and garnish with chopped parsley, chilies and a drizzle of coconut milk. Enjoy!


  1. I'm still in the office and now you're making me sooooooooooooooo hungry!

  2. Every time I see your recipe it's a joy!!!Colorful, tasteful....thanks for make me happy ;o)

  3. You are making healthy cuisine very easy! This is the way we all should be eating!

  4. ohhhh the soup looks so good...colourful and tempting.

  5. Can I come to your house for dinner tonight????? I love everything you post!

  6. I will call this a very delicious soup like stew! So much goodness in it, I wonder how I have never thought about this haha!

  7. That looks so delicious and so very healthy too. Thanks for sharing these great recipes and I just love the pictures too-very helpful.

    Best wishes,

  8. Kenny,
    OH you poor thing my friend! :( sorry!

    Thank you! I'm so glad to hear that :) x

    Fresh Local and Best ,
    Thank you! Yes eat healthy most of the time so we can eat things like pork belly from time to time :)

    Rachana Kothari ,
    Oh thank you very much for ur praises.

    figtree ,
    Anytime! :) Thank you so much! Big smile on my face!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Thanks for the suggestion! Haha there are many more recipes you can come up with :)

    Thank you! It is quite healthy :) At some point I was going to stop the step by step photos by people seem to like it :)

  9. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    This is such a complete meal with everything you put in, such a beautiful dish too!

  10. You have saved the best for last, this the my very favourite out of all the wonderful soups you have posted! What is next after the soup diet?

  11. Wow this one looks so divine! It has absolutely everything in it! You are right, it is a soup, stew and curry all in one dish! Well done!

  12. I will definitely try making this on the next cool day, it has everything I love in it! Brilliant!

  13. 3rd night into our soup diet, I'm very happy so far but did eat a little too much during lunch :( This is one great invention! :)
    Vijay xxx

    Yupe ruined my hard work! This is great darling!
    Sophia xxx

  14. Wonderful soup, sounds excellent with curried lamb!

  15. harriet,
    Thank you! The best thing is how easy it is to make.

    It is my favourite too! Thanks!
    Salad maybe not too sure yet but I want some rice soon :)

    love to eat,
    Thanks! It is a rather complete meal isn't it?

    Please do! thank you :)

    Bad boy! xxx

    Thanks darling! Be firm with him! xxx

    5 Star Foodie,
    Thank you! It was good to finally have some meat too :)

  16. oh this one looks really good but really to lose weight its just portion control and your cooking seems healthy to me Rebecca RD!!!

  17. I've never tasted lamb. I've loved the variety of soups you've shown us!

  18. 看起來太美味了,快給我來一碗!

  19. How clever! I can have this all the time! I'm not a big fan of lamb, what cut of beef do you suggest?

  20. What great skills in capturing thes pics!!!
    Great recipes. Matches my tastes.

  21. Brilliant !!! Great recipe and lovely clicks....:-)

  22. It's more delicious day after day, an another gorgeous soup, I am waiting the next one !

  23. une bonne soupe pleins de saveurs ça doit être délicieux
    bonne soirée

  24. I am in awe of your creativity in healthy cooking!

  25. Magnifique recette.
    j'aime beaucoup.
    See soon.

  26. soup sounds wonderful, healthy and warming! Great click.:)

  27. Soup again! I sure need it more than anything, especially with lamb, my favourite! Looks very delicious.

  28. you're really taking this soup diet thing seriously hor.. respek! LOL

  29. I've never cooked lamb before. But it sounds delicious! Yummy!

  30. 2kg? Awesome, well done!! And you've been eating such delicious food too. Hooray for you!

  31. Oh, tis sounds wonderful. Delicious with so much vege and lamb.

  32. I never get tired of soup recipes! This looks delicious! We need to cook more lamb.

  33. It looks like you have a soup and salad all wrapped up in one. The food you are making looks so good and it's nice to hear that it is healthy too.

  34. Wow, lost 2 kg, now that's interesting. But if I were to go on a soup diet just for one day, before midnight, my tummy will be howling!

  35. Rebecca,
    Thnak you! Having the soup is very much portion control, we now now whatever we eat we just have to eat less :)

    You have never eaten lamb why? Thank you very much!


    Yasmin ,
    So glad you like it thank you! Use braising beef/gravy beef is good.

    Thank you is something of ur taste :) Hugs

    Thank you very much!

    I'm so glad you like all the soup posts, will be some next week!

    Aux délices des gourmets ,
    merci beaucoup!

    Thank you so much for the compliments! :)

    Saveurs et Gourmandises
    merci beaucoup! Je suis si heureux d'entendre que!

    kothiyavunu ,
    Oh thank you!

    Thank you! especially it is so cold over there now :( Please make some!

    Cumi & Ciki,
    Thanks haha!

    Oh really! You must give it a try :)

    Oh thank you! :)

    Haha yeah and daily jog of course :) Thanks!

    Thank you! It is very satisfying!

    Chef Fresco,
    Thank you! I feel the same after this too :) Please do lamb is so delicious!

    THank you very much! This can be vegetarian too just omit the lamb :)

    Thanks haha! Thats why it need to be quite a hearty and satisfying soup :)

  36. This is my favourite of all the soup recipes! I love lamb, vegetables and curry haha!

  37. We are loving your soup here! It is wonderful you came up with such wonderful dish! Cheers buddy!
    Come by for a drink in the next few days?

  38. The first photo says it all! Love eveything you put in the soup! Bravo!

  39. Hi! I've passed you an award. Do feel free to pick it up from my blog :)

  40. Congrats on the weight loss! SOup is perfect for that because it is so filling and healthy at the same time. And delicious. Never forget delicious.

    This soup looks so flavorful! I love curries in soup form.

  41. what a beautiful soup!!! ill have to attempt this one day...oh yum

  42. Loving all your soup recipes! Maybe I should go on a soup diet too!

  43. What can I say??? I love lamb and this soup is gorgeous!

  44. Oh! I want to make SOUP everything ;DD

  45. So yummyyyy ! How much weight have you lose so far ?

  46. This looks like a very delicious soup. It's making me crave it especially in this rainy weather.

  47. sooooooooooooooooooooo yuummmmmmmmmmyy!! where do you guys live? LOLLSS....cook me soup anytimeee!

  48. Honest to goodness look so delicious :)

    Thank you for sharing your dish :)

    Have a wonderful day !!!

  49. Though I can't take lamb, I guess the veggie and soup mix together will be good enough for me.

  50. your curry look good!! hmmm make me drooling!

  51. The soup looks divine! No need to feel deprived on a soup diet if the soup is that good!

  52. this is soup we need i paris it is so cold !! Cheers from France Pierre

  53. that soup looks quite hearty!!, now tell me...has the soup diet worked?

  54. Your soup recipes have been awesome. I love soup. This one that you are sharing today looks so colorful, healthy and delicious. Curry is one of my favorite spices.

  55. LMH,
    Thanks I hope you'll try it!

    Thanks buddy! Just got back from the country, maybe over the weekend! :)

    Thank you! Happy to hear that!

    Thanks! :) I'll pick it up!

    Joanne ,
    Thank you! It can be healthy and delicious at the same time, that's the best :)

    zurin ,
    Thanks! please do!!

    pigpigscorner ,
    Thank you very much ! Give it a try it is great! :)

    Thank you for the compliments :)

    Thanks :) You will still have a lot of baking though :)

    Haha over 2 kgs :)

    Thanks! So much better on rainy days :)

    Glorious Melbourne so visit anytime!

    foodcreate ,
    Thank you! That put a big smile on my face!

    My Asian Kitchen,
    Thanks you must try it!

    Arwen from Hoglet K ,
    Thank you! :) Thats why I have tried quite hard to make everything tasty :)

    Pierre ,
    Thanks :) Keep warm !

    Thank you! Yes it is fabulous :)

    Thanks! I hope you will try it one day :)


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