Curried Red Lentil Soup

This is your classical red lentil soup but with a twist! Red lentil soup isn’t usually as watery as regular soup, it is more like a cross between a puree and a soup. You would serve red lentil soup with a slice of lemon on the side and you can garnish the bowls with parsley. Beautiful hearty dinner loaded with vitamins, iron and fiber.

To make two generous bowls of Curried Red Lentil Soup, you need:

– 1 cup red lentils

– 1 small onion, diced

– 1 Tbsp canola oil

– 1/2 tsp curry powder

– 1/4 tsp cumin powder

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 1 liter water


Fry the onions in the oil. When they turn translucent, add the curry powder and stir for a minute. When the onions start smelling spicy, add the lentils, the salt and cover them with the water. Bring to boil and then lower the heat. Let the ingredients cook until the lentils are well done. You might have to add a little water. You be the judge. After the lentils are well cooked, puree the soup with a stick food processor (would be the easiest thing) and then add the cumin. Make sure that you blend the soup OFF THE HEAT. Finally, return the pureed soup to the heat and let it break into a boil and then turn off the heat. Garnish with parsley and serve with a slice of lemon. An immensely fulfilling soup perfect for cold winter nights.


4 thoughts on “Curried Red Lentil Soup

  1. samo says:

    i like red lentil soup, i never tried it with curry usually i add some carrots and potatos,i once even added tomato,its yummy kif ma kenit :)

  2. Dub says:

    Hey this turned out great! I put in three carrots in addition and man did it come out way better than I thought it would. Very simple, very good.

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