Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I love making this soup. After the prep. you can leave it and let it cook until you are ready for lunch or whatever. I usually serve chapatis or pita with this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion until golden.
  2. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except for the salt and green onion.
  4. Cook covered on medium heat for 35-40 minutes or until the soup thickens and lentils and vegetables are soft.
  5. Add salt when all is cooked and garnish with green onion.
Most Helpful

This was so easy to make. I used Penzey's hot curry powder and their no-salt chicken broth base. This was the first time using garam masala, so I was not sure what taste to be watching for. I guess I'll have to use it in a recipe with fewer ingredients to be able to pick out the flavor. Made for *ZWT 6* I'm on Team *Ya Ya Cookerhood*

Charlotte J June 03, 2010

This is good. I used extra virgin olive oil, a bit more garlic, no bell pepper out of preference, brown lentils, my own homemade chicken stock, Julie's Curry Powder Mix a sweet rather than hot curry powder, Garam Masala - Aromatic Kashmiri Spice Blend for Spicy Cooking!, freshly ground black pepper, sea salt, and I cooked the green onion into the soup per preference as well. Plus all the rest of the ingredients. I served this with a fresh salad as a light meal. Made for ZWT6 Asian region, for my team, The Ya Ya Cookerhood.

UmmBinat June 02, 2010

I recently discovered that I have high blood pressure so I have been experimenting with recipes like this. this was very delicious although I made some changes. I added 2 cups of nonfat milk and only 6 cups of water. Also, I prefer keeping a jar of chicken bullion as opposed to a huge jug of chicken broth so I added 1tsp of bullion to the milk and water base. For some spice, since I shorted on the salt, I added paprika and plenty of ginger as well as doubling (or maybe even tripling, didn't measure) the amount of curry I added as well as adding a health squirt of Tapatio to the top of the finished product. I omitted the garam masala because frankly, I don't know what that is! Thanks for the idea.

fnrudd February 10, 2010