nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 399
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Total Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Sodium: 33 mg
  • Fiber: 14 g

Red Lentil Soup with Curry and Coconut Milk

4 to 6 servings

This velvety smooth soup is especially suited as a light meal with brown rice and vegetables.
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (1 cup)
  • 14-oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbs. curry powder, preferably hot
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  1. In medium saucepan, heat 2 Tbs. oil over medium heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring often, until onions start to brown, about 10 minutes. Add 4 cups water, lentils, carrots, coconut milk, 1 tsp. salt and bay leaf. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, curry powder and cilantro. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add to soup.
  3. Remove bay leaf. In food processor or blender, puree soup in batches until velvety smooth. Taste, and add a bit more salt if desired. Serve hot.
January 2002

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absolutely delicious!!

christy - 2015-02-28 17:13:28

I added a sweet potato and doubled the ginger root. Tastes great!

hedy noble - 2014-09-27 18:11:55

please add the water to the ingredients list, I nearly burnt the milk + lentils to bottom of pan!

SoupSlurper - 2014-08-24 09:46:44

My mom and i have made this a few times over the years and i have been hit by a sudden craving. Glaf i found the recipe again! Love this one.

Jocelyn - 2014-02-17 15:28:13

Delicious!! Made it for breakfast today!

Vibeke - 2013-08-24 12:13:58

This is close to one I used. Didn't have carrots so omitted them.

Lanta Totten - 2013-06-24 22:23:38

Sounds delicious. I too will substitute veg. broth for the water.

Anita - 2013-05-27 21:38:32

Great soup and so easy to make!! My kids loved as well

Maryse - 2013-01-27 19:15:32

sounds good

alexandra - 2012-11-27 18:36:36

Soup was tasty, no need to puree it and make more dishes! Easy to make, a real crowd pleaser.

Nami - 2011-12-12 01:45:05

This was my first time making anything like this, or a soup for that matter. I'm newly married and am trying to be a good cook! hahah... so, I tried this and it's great! I love it and my husband loved the richness it had. The ginger combined with the garlic and cilantro, I never would have thought it would have smelled so good! and the curry set it all of Indian style lol... thanks! Will definitely make again. ps) I added a teensy bit more salt too

Anonymous - 2011-08-05 21:40:45

This soup is velvety, rich, and flavorful. I will certainly make it again. I am going to try substituting the water for vegetable broth next time.

Ashley - 2011-01-31 09:57:18

The soup looks great and I am going to service it cold, its also easy to make which I love lets hope my guests like it.

Glenis, Israel - 2010-08-01 12:33:16