Curry Lentil Soup

Lentils are loaded with nutrients, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and folic acld. Lentils are a low calorie, low fat, and cholesterol free food.
There are hundreds of varieties of lentils, with as many as fifty or more cultivated for food. They come in a variety of colors, with red, brown, and green being the most popular. Lentils have an earthy, nutty flavor, and some varieties lend a slight peppery touch to the palate.

Lentils are also an important source of iron. Eating lentils with foods rich in Vitamin C, such as tomatoes, green peppers, broccoli, and citrus fruits or juices, helps the body absorb iron more efficiently.
Lentils are also protein rich. They lack only one protein, methionine. Adding grains, eggs, nuts, seeds, meat, dairy products, or egg will provide a complete protein.
Soluble fiber in lentils acts as a scrub brush, cleaning the digestive system. This type of fiber also decreases serum glucose and cholesterol, and decreases insulin requirements for people with diabetes. from Lentil Facts & Lore
  • 300 g Green lentils
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 tin /320 g Tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder
  • 2 tsp Vegetable bouillon powder
  • 6 cup Water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Rinse lentils thoroughly under cold running water and drain. Heat butter in a skillet until melted. Add in minced garlic and chopped onion, stirring until soft and fragrant. Add grated carrot, crushed tomatoes and curry powder. Stir briefly.
  2. Add in lentils, vegetable bouillon and water to the skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes or till the lentils are soft. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.


Fearless Kitchen 30/1/10 10:25

This looks incredibly good.... During Lent, Eastern Orthodox Christians are supposed to abstain from meat. This would br a perfect dish to serve over the next couple of months!

MaryMoh 30/1/10 10:54

Mmmm....healthy curry. Looks utterly delicious. My favourite to go with paratha or roti canai as we call it back home. I can have this any time of the day...mmm

Rachana Kothari 30/1/10 13:24

mmm... Curry looks really delicious...goes really well with rice.

zurin 30/1/10 13:26

im making this. it looks absolutely delicious! what a stunning photo!

Ju (The Little Teochew) 30/1/10 14:02

Yay! Another vegetarian dish I can make. Thanks, Angie. It's gorgeous.

♥peachkins♥ 30/1/10 14:19

I just had lentil soup for lunch today. Now I wish it had curry in them...

tasteofbeirut 30/1/10 14:41

i love lentils and could easily eat them on a daily basis! This soup looks so good and so comforting on a cold winter night!

Divina Pe 30/1/10 14:53

Looks heavenly. This is what I need after eating way too much food this week.

My Little Space 30/1/10 14:55

Such a comforting soup...of coz, more bread please! And that got to be garlic bread!

Priya 30/1/10 15:20

Looks really comforting for this chilled weather..

KennyT 30/1/10 15:25

I have never tried curry soup before, curry lentil soup sounds healthy and exciting.

wendyywy 30/1/10 15:28

Yummy... I always finish up the Dhall that comes with the roti canai, not by dipping the roti in it, but by eating it on its own :)
Now I can have a recipe to refer to when I want to make my own.

Vrinda 30/1/10 15:56

Yumm..i would lov to eat with rice,looks too good

Erica 30/1/10 16:11

I love lentils..... The curry is a nice addition.

Kitchen Butterfly 30/1/10 16:33

Looks me, being a lentil fan!!!

Gulmohar 30/1/10 16:49

what a comforting soup..awesome clicks as always :-)

Dee 30/1/10 17:16

Angie, love the curry lentil soup. We enjoy lentils & I will be making this soup soon. Bravo!!

Katy ~ 30/1/10 18:05

Excellent, excellent, excellent. A good introduction to lentils and curry. So very well done!

pigpigscorner 30/1/10 18:51

Looks so comforting! I've never cooked lentils, should try it soon!

Happy Cook 30/1/10 18:52

Wow the soup looks so so beautiful and so so delicous. Wish i had a bowl now.

Anonymous 30/1/10 19:06

I just added a dash of curry powder to my Lentil Soup with Smoked Turkey. Nice touch! Thanks!

tobias cooks! 30/1/10 23:01

I love the photo. Great colours.

doggybloggy 30/1/10 23:35

curry and lentils are made to go together - this looks delicious.

Joy 31/1/10 00:06

Lentils are a wonder food, and they might be my ultimate comfort food! I put a link to this lovely post on my fb comfort food page.

Chow and Chatter 31/1/10 03:31

wow this soup looks wonderful I need to try this one lol Rebecca

Cinnamon-Girl♥ 31/1/10 03:38

What a comforting bowl of soup! Spicy and so healthy. It's bitter cold here and I feel warmer just looking at it!

Biren 31/1/10 05:47

This looks really good. Perfect with bread or roti.

Peanutts 31/1/10 07:42

very bright and cheerful looking soup.

tigerfish 31/1/10 07:54

I'll try my hands at this :) Looks very yummy.

Anncoo 31/1/10 10:31

What's a beautiful and healthy soup. Looks delicious.

Sari 31/1/10 12:11

What a delicious looking soup. Just wonderful for this winter weather.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 31/1/10 14:47

Wow! The perfect soup for a freezing winter evening! I love lentils in curry! Yumm!

Faiza Ali 31/1/10 15:14

Awesome !! Awesome...thats a very healthy and yummy soup, Angie.

Food For Tots 31/1/10 16:23

A healthy soup that will spice up my life! Looks fabulous!

Heavenly Housewife 31/1/10 19:03

Lentils and curry go so well together. One of my favorite dishes is my mother in laws dahl.
Have a fabulous weekend daaaaaahling.
*kisses* HH

Velva 31/1/10 20:27

I was preparing to make lentil soup this evening. I think I will take your cue and add curry. I have forgotten what a great addition curry is to stews and soups. Lentil soup very satisfying.

carmenpiva 31/1/10 21:44

Lentils are really healthy and tasty, but we cook them here in a sort of stew, not soup. Anyway, I'd love to try them in soup!!. The picture... you already know what I'm going to say... gorgeous!!

Jo 1/2/10 05:05

Angie, another brilliant recipe and so yummy! I could dunk my bread into this right now.

Tina 1/2/10 09:14

Tempting and colourful souppp.....

3 hungry tummies 1/2/10 10:34

That looks heavenly! I'll have to make some roti to go with that :)

Cheah 1/2/10 11:43

So salivating! Wonderful to go with naan or roti canai!

Sarah Naveen 1/2/10 15:36

Wow!!! i Love this..looks so yummy !!!! Wanna have this now with hot rice..

Fimère 1/2/10 15:38

des lentilles au curry ça me semble délicieux à tester prochainement
bonne journée

lisaiscooking 1/2/10 23:27

I love lentil soup, and curry is a great accent for it. Looks delicious!

Anonymous 1/2/10 23:43

that looks absolutely delicious the froth coming over in one of the pics

Vale 2/2/10 12:10

wow! che buona!!! la devo proprio provare!

Anonymous 3/2/10 02:16

Angie, this looks absolutely mouthwatering. I love lentil soup and will definitely be trying your curry version! Thank you!

Parita 3/2/10 15:45

Ah what a gorgeous pic!! Looks so inviting!

Tasty Eats At Home 3/2/10 18:26

I have recently fallen in love with lentils. This looks gorgeous!

Shri 5/2/10 03:27

Slurp!!Love the soup!

cartes r4i gold 18/2/10 08:34

Delicious! Love this recipe. It sounds very tasty. Thanks! Keep posting such great recipes. I will keep visiting this site very often.

Anupama 22/2/10 22:21

Hey that lentil soup looks gorgeous. I am a great fan of lentils and this one is so easy to make. I am trying this out definitely

Duchess of Tea 8/4/10 01:51

Angie darling, came by to let you know I tried this recipe today and love it. I added two small chopped potato and some chopped dill to the recipe, delicious, thanks darling.

Love & Hugs

Kate 15/5/10 07:17

I love lentils and have made lentil chili and lentil soup in the past. I've not done much with curry. Any recommendation for a good curry to use? Thanks!

Angie's Recipes 15/5/10 10:14

Kate: Me neither. I am not quite good in cooking curry dishes. The one I used for this lentil soup was this normal yellow curry.

Cake Stands 25/1/11 15:47

I love lentils and the fact that they are so good for you is a bonus. I just wish I could persuade my kids to eat them but I have failed so far.


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