I made this during a lunch break it was that easy - some chopping, but worth it. I didn't use the mango chutney & bought Italian Parsely by mistake. I think Cilantro would be better. Hearty, warming thick soup with just a bit of kick to it. Sending this one to the list of cooks I know.
Curried Red Lentil Soup
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.
26 Reviews for Curried Red Lentil Soup
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 either the curry or cumin. Will make again for sure, but might add some carrots and celery for a more complete meal.
I love this soup! I had all the ingrediants and follow the recipe to the end and the result was just delicious. Couple of comments: the soup was a little bit on the spicy side (perhaps, because I used my home fresh garden jalapenos) Next time I will try to use 1/2 jalapeno and there is no need to add salt at the end.
Wonderful complexity to this soup, especially considering how simple it is to make. Though we're just two, we made the full recipe and saved half for another meal. We each added some lemon juice, cilantro, and yogurt to our individual serving bowls, rather than to the pot, and will do so again when we finish it off. (We also didn't feel that chutney was necessary.) Next time we plan to serve it alongside a serving of steamed spinach, with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and a sprinkling of with toasted sesame seeds (for a little nutritional boost).
This was a great recipe to play with. I couldn't find red lentils, but regular brown ones worked just fine and they were so cheap! I also added some garam masala, replaced the jalepeno with a small serrano, a spoonful of coconut milk and a cubed butternut squash. YUM!!