Indian-Style Red Lentil Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A recipe from Ricardo posted for ZWT8 India

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

5 5

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.

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!