This recipe is the first recipe I ever wrote out. It is my favourite soup and something I really love eating when it is done well. All that being said, this recipe is still a work in progress. I'm not 100% satisfied with this recipe, I'm still trying to dial in the spice blend, but I'll keep updating and tweaking it here until I am.
Fry the base
Fry onion in oil until translucent. Then add the carrot and celery. Once they are looking good add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.
Add sweet potato and continue frying
Add the spices, then the tomato paste
Add the cumin, corriander and cloves first, fry for a minute, then all the other powdered spices (except Bay Leaves and Cinnamon). After a hot minute add the tomato paste and stir it in and fry it off a little bit.
Add the chickpeas and lentils
Add one of the chickpeas juice and all, but strain the other three tins. Stir it all together.
Add Tin Tomatos and Passata
Add some water, stock cube, cinnamon and bay leaves
Judge the water by look, it might be really juicy already. You will only need about 500ml, if you want it thicker add less. Add the quinoa/rice now.
Simmer for 45 mins
Stir semi-regularly. The quinoa/rice should be rather overcooked by now, which is what we want.
Cut the heat, add lemon juice and coriander leaves
Serve with a dollop of Greek Yoghurt