Indian-Style Red Lentil Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Boomette

A recipe from Ricardo posted for ZWT8 India

Top Review by Debbie R.

What an exquisite soup! Fantastic, full flavor. It would also be good during a time of illness; the spicing seems just right for it. I used a full 1 cup of lentils to avoid any complaints that it was "too thin". The lentils pretty much dissolved into the soup. I forgot the carrot, but the soup didn't seem to lack for anything anyway. One of the best soups I've ever had.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, soften the onion, garlic and carrot in the butter.
  2. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the ginger, broth, coconut milk and tomato paste.
  4. Bring to a boil and add the lentils. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
  5. Serve with pan-fried flatbread.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a