North African Winter Warmer – Soup Maker Recipe

By Chris Bennett | 25/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen

Following the launch of our Soup Maker several weeks ago, we are working closely with the lovely folk at Delia Online and they are currently running a competition to giveaway five of the much sought after Soup Makers.

To support and promote Christian Aid’s ‘Super Soup Lunch’, visitors to Delia Online are being asked to upload their favourite soup recipes for the chance to win one of the machines. Between now and 25th March (the day of ‘Super Soup Lunch’), we’re going to share some of our favourite recipes with you that have been submitted into the competition. Today’s recipe is for a North African Winter Warmer. Why not have a go at making it yourself? We’d love you to get in touch with us if you do.


2x Teaspoons of caraway seeds
2x Teaspoons of cumin seeds
1x Teaspoon of coriander seeds
2x Teaspoons paprika
1x White onion chopped
4x Cloves garlic chopped finely
2x Fresh chillies chopped
2x Sweet potatoes peeled and diced
275mg Yellow lentils

4 Tablespoons of tahini
2x Litres vegetable stock
1x 400g can chick peas
1x Large handful fresh spinach or 4 lumps frozen spinach
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful flaked almonds
Drizzle sesame oil


  • Dry fry caraway seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds until oils release. Remove from heat and crush in a pestle and mortar
  • Meanwhile, fry onion until soft, then add garlic and chillies. Fry over a moderate heat for 5 or so minutes
  • Add sweet potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes
  • Add crushed spices and paprika, stir well
  • Add lentils and fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add stock and boil for 15 minutes
  • Lower heat, season, add chick peas and tahini and simmer for 1 hour
  • Add spinach and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add lemon juice, turn heat down to very low for 15 minutes
  • Toast the flaked almonds until browning, then serve soup with sprinkling of almonds and small drizzle of sesame oil

If you’ve got a soup recipe that’s a family favourite, then why not enter it in the competition on Delia Online for the chance to win a fantastic Morphy Richards Soup Maker, simply click here – Good Luck!

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