Step 1: 1) fry the onions in a drizzle of oil on a medium heat for 5 mintues, then add the garlic, pumpkin, lentils and the spices for another 5 mins
Step 2: 2) then, add the hot chicken stock and allow to simmer on a low heat for around 30 minutes
Step 3: 3) once the pumpkin is cooked, check the seasoning and see if you want more of a quick – if so add a tsp more of spice.
Step 4: 4) then use the hand blender to whizz everything up nice and smooth. If the soup is too thick for your liking, add some boiling water or a splash of milk to loosen up the soup
Step 5: 5) serve with a nice toasted bread roll – yum !