Curried Red Lentil Soup

January/February 1993, September/October 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (157 votes)

This soup is inspired by the Indian side dish dal; the Hindi word means “split” and refers to the split peas or lentils used in its preparation. Fragrant ginger, curry, cinnamon and cumin add lots of rich flavor.

"Great soup! I ended up using fish (mussel) broth I had frozen in the freezer, which turned out great. Next time I would cut the amount of cinnamon in half (I found it overpowered the other flavours) and add an extra half teaspoon of...
Curried Red Lentil Soup

26 Reviews for Curried Red Lentil Soup


This soup is awesome. I make it a lot in the fall and winter. The aroma is fabulous and matches the flavor. Quick and easy - just the right amount of heat. Heat diminishes on day two. Freezes well too.

Super flavorful, smooth & creamy
Delicious recipe that's packed with flavour

I LOVE this recipe. I've made it a few times now and every time I do it turns out beautifully. I'm no chef, so finding recipes that are relatively easy to make, inexpensive and delicious is like stumbling upon gold. This dish marries some beautiful flavours and is definitely something I'll continue to make again and again.

ingredients found in pantry, inexpensive, delicious
Finally, my husband complimented my cooking!!

It's not often that my husband tells me that I made something delicious. This recipe was VERY flavorful & easy to make. The red lentils get soft/mushy very quickly so everything was done in less than an hour. The recipe filled our house with flavor - my husband said it smelled like an indian restaurant when he walked in the house. I'll definitely make this one again!

Very easy & had most ingredients in house
Best curried lentil soup I've made

After making it according to the recipe, I found it needed some veg, so followed the track of the reviewer who added diced sweet potato. Chard and Kale were outrageously expensive this time of year, so added some frozen spinach, although the heft in kale or chard would have been better. Used some chickpeas and only a cup of lentils. Didn't have the red, so used French greens. Used less broth than called for. Also, didn't have a jalapeno, but the curry powder I used was hot enough.

Great base; healthy; inexpensive
Flavor & Scent Explosion!!

Yummmmm....The only changes I made were using fewer lentils (didn't have enough on hand...had a little less than a cup), using regular and not red lentils (already had "regular" ones in my cupboard), and no mango chutney (I would love to try it the next time....couldn't find it on my shopping trip this time). So easy to prepare...very little chopping required.This is fantastic!!! Amazing flavor and scent combination! Will absolutely be making this again and again!!!

Flavor, Scent, Easy-to-prepare, Healthy
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

Didn't click the drop-down

Didn't click the drop-down arrow to increase the star rating when I wrote this review....definitely 5 stars for me instead of just 4.....sorry about that!

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