Curried Lentil and Spinach Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Found this health recipe full of healthy ingredients and thought I'd post it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy pot and sooknext four ingredients until golden, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in all spices and add water and lentils.
  3. Reduce heat and cook until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach and cilantro and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve topped with a spoonful of yogurt.


Most Helpful

This is a tasty soup! I modified it a bit. I added 1 tbs of garam masala, increased the pepper flakes to 1/2 tsp, and substituted a package of frozen chopped spinach. I sauteed the veggies and seasoning and then added everything to a crockpot which had the water (+2 morga veg bouillion cubes) and cooked it on high for about 6 hours. I used brown lentils, because the recipe didn't specify which kind of lentils and that's what I had on hand. I thought it needed more salt so I added about 1/2 tsp at the end.

kit in NO February 19, 2005

This is my new favorite lentil soup! Spinach and curries are some of my favorite foods, so this was a shoo-in for my regular recipe rotation. The only way I modified it was by adding some garam masala in addition to the curry powder for a little extra spice. Yum! It's easy to make, and uses things I tend do have on hand.

amy.hough December 27, 2010

Very tasty and easy to make soup! Added pre-ccoked chicken breast at the end. For beginners' sake, it should be clarified the heat should not be turned down below a simmer. I waited 1.5 hours for the lentils to soften before realizing my mistake!

LoydaP September 30, 2010

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a