Heat oil in your saucepan and add chopped onion to it. Then, saute it until onions are translucent.
Then add chopped tomatoes and thyme. Let it cook until tomatoes release its juice.
Then add lentils and saute for 1 minute.
Thereafter, add cilantro and saute again for 30 seconds.
Next add vegetable broth and water. Cover and cook until lentils are soft and cooked properly.
Then pour the soup into a blender and blend in a crushed mode for only 1 second (do not over do this step).
Later,pour it into the saucepan again and warm it up if desired. Toss in salt and crushed chili flakes.
Lastly, stir in coconut milk and serve warm with bread.