Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

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Here is the curried Coconut Red Lentil recipe I promised you when I posted the Homemade Naan with Garlic and Cilantro earlier this week. And I guarantee that it was worth the wait.

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This is exactly the kind of hot, hearty bowl of fall goodness I want this time of year. I love the vibrant color and the rich depth of flavor. It’s warm and comforting, filling and satisfying. Get a really good curry powder for this, if you can. I’ve tried several different brands and varieties and I promise, a good curry powder does make a huge difference. Have a curry powder that you love? Recommend it to me and my readers in the comments section. I love to hear what products you enjoy.

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Yield: 6 servings

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Adapted from 101 Cookbooks via Scaling Back

Ingredients

  • 1T olive oil
  • 1T curry powder (or up to 2T if you are a big curry fan)
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2t fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2t salt
  • 1t sugar
  • 1/3c tomato paste
  • 7c water
  • 1 (15oz) can coconut milk
  • 2c red lentils
  • 1 (15oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 1T freshly squeezed lime juice
  • fresh cilantro and lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. To a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat, add the oil. Add the curry powder and cinnamon and cook, stirring often, until the spices are fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onion and cook 2-3 minutes, followed by the carrots, ginger, and garlic, salt, sugar, and tomato paste. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more.
  3. Pour in the water, coconut milk, lentils, and chickpeas. Stir and bring to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender and the soup has thickened.
  4. At the very end, stir in the lime juice. Taste for seasoning and serve with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
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11 comments
Radhika
Radhika

This sounds really yummy. It's a take on dal, but with coconut milk and garbanzo, it's probably yummier! Will try this and let you know :)

Radhika

Jacki
Jacki

Penzey's has a range of curry powders, my favorite is their Maharajah-style...sweet and rich. I have pinned this recipe; YUM!

didis_wild
didis_wild

Absolutely love lentils, this is def. a must try for me, thank you!!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Gaëlle, coral lentils... I like that. They are more coral than red. :)

Angie
Angie

A very delicious and comforting lentil stew.

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http://thehealthyepicurean.eu

This looks delicious - I adore any kind of lentil soup, especially spicy ones. Thank you for the recipe - I'll be trying this...

Gaëlle Bouëtté
Gaëlle Bouëtté

Quite a staple at my house... I'm a big fan of red lentils (they're called "coral lentils" here...) & red lentils sure call for coconut milk & curry!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

That sounds like my kind of curry! :) I have a friend who swears by all things Penzey's. Enjoy the recipe!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Thank so much! You can add a little cayenne pepper with the curry if you really like it spicy! Enjoy. :)

Kelly Savage
Kelly Savage

I'm hooked on Penzey's too! :)  Sweet Curry Powder.  Yum!

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