Roasted Red Lentil Soup

Roasted Red Lentil Soup created by Sandi From CA

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.

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1hr 25mins
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directions

  • Heat the mustard seeds and cumin seeds in the oil in a soup pot, stirring constantly, just until the mustard seeds start to pop.
  • Lower heat and add sesame seeds.
  • Cook until the sesame seeds become golden, then add garlic, curry powder, cumin, ginger, and pepper, stirring just until fragrant.
  • Add the lentils and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the onions, celery and carrots, and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add broth and water, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, 30-35 minutes, or until lentils are soft and mash easily with the back of a spoon.
  • Add the tomatoes and salt and cook another 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Check and adjust for seasoning before serving.
  • Serve hot.
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"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."
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  1. FloridaSalon
    I like to experiment with spices and try recipes that combine flavors differently than what I'm use to. I love making the wonderful Southern food my mom made while I was growing up. So when I wanted to spice up dinner I asked people who grew up in different cultures how their mother made her favorite dish. This recipe has the same flair as ones given to me by friends from India and Morocco. Lentils are healthy, cheap, and cook quickly. The spices in this dish make them a real taste treat. I couldn't remember the name of this recipe. It's so good I searched online for 2 hours trying to find it. Thank goodness a friend I gave it to sent me a copy. They told me they make it often. Thank you for posting this. We really enjoy it.
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  2. Mama2boys
    Outstanding introduction to lentils for my young boys! Although it wasn't thier "favorite" it was a hit! Delicious flavor, subtle yet aromatic. I did add heapping measureings. Thanks Sue, it's great!
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  3. Marsha Mazz
    I liked this soup very much but it had a slightly bitter taste. Next time I make it, I think I'll top it with a scoop of sour cream.
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  4. jane49423
    We really enjoyed this.
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  5. LilPG
    Loved this soup. The only thing that I did not have was cumin but it came out great anyway. 2nd time, I added cooked ground chicken, and chicken broth. Since I had some spinach, I put some in the soup with some sprinkles of cheese, and that was delicious too.
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