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Yellow Lentil Curry Soup

January 21, 2010

Ten Days of Soup!    ~ Mary ~


Fast, healthy and extremely flavorful!  Close your eyes with your first bite and you’ll be transported to central Asia when indulging in a bowl of this soup – and that’s not a bad thing in the middle of winter! You really don’t want to skip the toasted coconut at the end.



Other soups you might enjoy:
Cauliflower Soup      Grilled Gazspacho
New Mexico Red Chile Posole     
Corn Chowder
Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Chicken


Yellow Lentil Curry Soup

makes 2 quarts


In large soup pot over medium high heat, with a little olive oil, saute:

      2 Cups Diced White Onion


Add and saute some more:

     1/4 Cup Chopped Garlic

     1/4 Cup Minced Ginger

     1/4 Cup Curry Powderit seems like a lot and there are several different kinds of curry powder – you can start out with 2 Tbsp and add more later without hurting anything.

     1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes


When sautéed through add and simmer about 45 minutes to an hour until lentils are soft:

     2 Quarts Chicken Broth

     2 Cups Yellow Split Peas/lentils

John’s not much for vegetarian dishes so I add some diced chicken meat here or I cook it in a separate pan and add chicken to just his bowl.


Serve in bowls and top with:

     Toasted Coconut – just saute a handful of coconut on the stove top in a dry frying pan – stir until it’s lightly toasted.

other optional toppings in addition to the coconut:

     a dollop of plain yogurt

     roasted chopped peanuts

     sliced green onions

     3 Tbsp Lime Juice

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2010 8:16 pm

    now this looks too good – love the combination

  2. Caroline permalink
    January 21, 2010 9:35 pm

    This soup sounds so GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, I am going to make it here in Roatan real soon.

    Great website!!

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      January 22, 2010 8:31 am

      Thank you and WELCOME Caroline!

  3. January 21, 2010 9:38 pm

    Sounds really delicious. Your list of ingredients just kept getting better as I read on. Can’t wait to try this.

  4. January 22, 2010 7:11 am

    10 days of soup — I’m in. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  5. January 22, 2010 10:50 am

    Curry and lentils. of course it’s good. As scrumptious as it looks and perfect for my weather.

  6. Pat permalink
    January 22, 2010 11:09 am

    This soup sounds wonderful. Enough curry to make a statement!
    What a unique bowl!

  7. January 22, 2010 11:30 am

    this pic is a thing of beauty… and its not even cake!

  8. February 5, 2010 4:55 pm

    Hi Mary! Lovely weather we’re having, huh? It’s a great excuse to make this soup. I love curried lentil anything. Beautiful picture.

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