Indian-Style Red Lentil Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A recipe from Ricardo posted for ZWT8 India


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

Debbie R. September 17, 2013

The curry powder, ginger and coconut milk made this soup a wonderful change from the regular red lentil soup I make all the time. It was even better the next day. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pesto lover August 24, 2012

I made this soup last night and used a dairy free butter to cook the veggies. So the soup is GF and dairy free. What a delicious aroma while cooking! I couldn't wait to try it. I LOVED it! This is going to be one of my favorite soups to make! I ended up eating 3 servings as I couldn't get enough of the flavor. YUM! I also added some basmati rice to it to make it more substantial. That was a great addition. With or without's a winner! THANK YOU!

bgardner11 January 21, 2015