Jan's Curried Lentil Soup

Total Time
1hr 48mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 18 mins

This hearty soup, very warming for winter days, is best made the day before to allow the flavour of the spices to infuse.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, carrots and celery and fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the garlic, curry powder to taste, cumin and coriander, and fry for an additional 2 minutes, then pour in the stock followed by the tomato paste lentils, grated potatoes.
  3. Bring the soup to the boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes, until the lentils and vegetables are cooked. Season generously to taste before serving with hot chapatis for an authentic Asian dish.
Most Helpful

This is fabulous. I cooked in my crockpot overnight and took Stardustannies advice about the spices. (1 T curry powder, 1 t coriander and cumin powder). Also upped the amount of stock to 2 litres. Served with roti that I bought from my asian foodmarket.

Jewelies July 01, 2007

I found this recipe needed double the stock (2 Lt)I also upped the spices to 1 tsp of both cummin and corriander and 1 Tbs curry powder. A very flavoursome and easy to prepare soup, thanks for sharing!! Even though I made slight changes I'm still going to award it 5 stars because the whole family ate it...which makes it a winner in my book!

Stardustannie June 19, 2006