Roasted Red Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

This lentil soup is done in more of an Asian style than some of the others. Goes well with chapatis or pooris and a light salad. Recipe by Nancie McDermott.

Top Review by gaylepsmith

This was great! The second time I made this dish I added some red pepper flakes (about a 1/2 tsp.) to give some heat to this spiced soup. Served with flame heated tortillas instead of naan, a dollup of sour cream, and some cilantro. Dreamy...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the mustard seeds and cumin seeds in the oil in a soup pot, stirring constantly, just until the mustard seeds start to pop.
  2. Lower heat and add sesame seeds.
  3. Cook until the sesame seeds become golden, then add garlic, curry powder, cumin, ginger, and pepper, stirring just until fragrant.
  4. Add the lentils and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the onions, celery and carrots, and cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Add broth and water, and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, 30-35 minutes, or until lentils are soft and mash easily with the back of a spoon.
  8. Add the tomatoes and salt and cook another 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Check and adjust for seasoning before serving.
  10. Serve hot.

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