To Your Very Good Health Rich Lentil Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

The soup is richly fragrant and nutritious, perfect as a complete meal. You can serve this over rice if desired. I made this tonight to try to coax my 3-yr old to eat something, after having his tonsils out a few days ago, and he ate about half a bowl, which at this point is a triumph! To your very good health!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot, add onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Saute over medium heat until onions are clear and soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add curry powder, mix well and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add stock, coconut milk, and tomatoes. Stir well and cover pot, stirring intermittently.
  4. When mixture starts to boil, add rinsed dal and quinoa, mix well.
  5. Cover and return to a low boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook, covered, while occasionally stirring, another 45-50 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve as is, or over brown rice.


Most Helpful

This was very good! I made a half recipe, and added a bit more carrot and celery (personal preference), as well as using a can of tomatoes with green chilis to give it some kick. I did add some salt at the end, as I used homemake chicken stock without salt, and it was a great lunch on a brisk afternoon. Thanks!

Gatorbek March 25, 2008

Nutritious Delicious curry dish! I made a half recipe as directed but used diced tomatoes with green chilies because that's all I had. Worked out well but a bit spicier than the original I'd guess. This is nice and thick and full of curry flavor. We did enjoy it over brown rice and then mixed it in for leftovers. I'd say a half recipe was more like 6 servings for us. Made for the Please Review tag game.

Engrossed March 07, 2008

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