Red Lentil Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

This is probably not for everyone, but if you are into spices, you might want to give this a try. As always, adjust whatever spice to your taste.

Top Review by PixieDust

Wow Nurse Di, this one really blew our hair back. We are not afraid of spices so I knew we would like this. Had a very exotic flair. I opted not to puree the soup because we liked the chunkiness of the lentils. Wonderful and I highly recommend this to any spice freaks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, place lentils and add water to cover.
  2. Let soak for 1 hour, then drain.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  4. Saute onions until golden brown.
  5. Add next 10 ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring occasionaly, for 5 minutes.
  6. Add lentils, water and broth; simmer until lentils are very tender, about 25-35 minutes.
  7. You can eat the soup at this point or if you prefer, you can let the soup cool, pour into a blender container (in batches) and puree.
  8. If you puree the soup, then you will need to reheat it.
  9. Ladle into individual soup bowls.

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