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Red Lentil Curry Soup


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  • Boiling the Lentils:
  • 1 cup red lentils well washed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken stock or water (you will need more later for thinning out)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • A handful of washed cilantro
  • Put lentils and stock in a pan and bring to a boil. Skim off the white broth. Add turmeric, carrots and cilantro. Stir, cover partially and turn to low heat. Cook for 45 minutes.
  • For Sautering the Seasonings:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups, about 7 ounces chopped fresh tomatoes



Step 1

Serve with some white rice or with cooked pasta added to the soup before heating.

There are three steps: boil the lentils, sauté the seasonings, then combine the two to blend them::

To finish the soup add soup and ¾ cup chicken stock or water

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