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Waste not Want not Lentil Curry Soup

We woke up to snow here this morning, and needing to warm up, a hot and spicy soup was called for.  I am firm believer in the war time maxim 'waste not want not,' and so set about collecting random ingredients for a curry soup.  I had a lot of salad and spinach leaves in the fridge to use up, along with some dried apricots and carrots...We had this for lunch and it was so yummy thought I would share below:

Lentil Curry Soup - Serves 4-6

2 small onions chopped
3 small carrots chopped
2.5cm garlic paste
2 tspns Curry Powder
In a large saucepan fry the above ingredients together for 2-3 minutes with Fry Light Spray

Now add 
1 & 3/4 pints vegetable stock
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbspn Tomato Puree
40gm dried apricots chopped
2 tbspns Mango Chutney (or to taste)
Any left over vegetables you have lying around such as spinach leaves, salad leaves etc in the fridge 

Simmer for 20 minutes, then blend until smooth. Then add:

Tin of green lentils drained and rinsed

Continue to simmer for 10 minutes and serve with Crackers, Naan or French bread - yum!
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