Creamy Coconut & Swede Daal Soup Recipe | Abel & Cole

Creamy Coconut & Swede Daal Soup

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Creamy Coconut & Swede Daal Soup

This comforting, mildly spiced daal stars our oh-so-seasonal sweet and earthy swede, thickened with tender red lentils and blended with dreamy coconut cream to make a velvety, delicate dinner.

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  • 1 swede
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 50g coconut cream
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 75g dried red lentils
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 750ml boiling water

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 25 mins

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1. Peel the swede and use a box grater to coarsely grate it (or whizz it through the grating attachment on your food processor, if you have one). Peel the onion and finely chop it. Peel and crush or finely grate the garlic.
2. Pour 1 tbsp oil into a pan and bring to a medium heat. Slide in the onion and garlic and stir in 1 tbsp mild curry powder. Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper and fry for 3-4 mins, stirring often.
3. Tip the grated swede into the pan and stir well. Crumble in the coconut cream and the vegetable stock cube. Tip in the lentils. Pour in 750ml boiling water and give everything a good stir to mix.
4. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Pop a lid on the pan and cook gently for 15-20 mins, till the lentils and swede are tender. Use a stick blender to whizz the soup a few times to thicken it slightly, leaving things a bit chunky. No stick blender? Simply transfer about 1/3 of the soup into a blender and blitz, before adding back to the pan.
5. Have a taste of the soup and add a little more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Ladle the soup into warm bowls and serve.
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This is delicious! I had a free swede in my last veg box and wanted to do something other than mash it. It was about 400g once peeled, so I added 2 carrots and increased the lentils to 120g, which made 4 portions of soup. I used Steenbergs mild curry powder, so yummy! Oh and i didn't bother grating the swede, just diced it up.


Took previous comment into account, so used: half a grated swede (maybe 500 grams? Forgot to weigh), about 75 grams coconut cream, about 150 grams red lentils and 4 cloves of garlic in (but we like garlic in our house). It was a massive hit, and even the picky eater who 'doesn't like anything' seemed to enjoy an entirely voluntary helping!! I agree that rough weights would be helpful (even if I forgot to include mine...) The coconut cream was what was left from skimming a tin of coconut milk used for a different daal!!


Mine was bitter and practically inedible. I used one swede. It did seem quite a lot of swede. Made enough for 4. And couldn't taste the spice of coconut. So probably my swede was too big. Please can you give a weight of swede? It sounds so nice in theory!