Curried Red Lentil Soup

January/February 1993, September/October 2010

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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

29 Reviews for Curried Red Lentil Soup

Smells great...but...

I'm trying to keep track of my points (weight watchers) and this is only about 5 points a serving!! much is a serving? It says it serves six, but I made it for lunches, so how much should a serving be?

Thank you!

Soooooo quick and easy!
My teenager loved it over rice- simple and satisfying!

I used ground ginger because I did not have fresh. I also used less chicken broth (about 5-6 cups) because I wanted a thick soup to pour over rice and cut down the garlic cloves to only two. The soup was a hit with the entire family, including my teenage son who is very picky!

Easy to make and cooked in about half the time in dutch oven.
Excellent flavor

This is an easy soup to make for Red Lentils cook up quickly. I have never added Cinnamon b/c I don't care for it. Soup is hot spicy first day but diminishes in hotness the next day. Very good for a winter soup. I make this often during the colder months.

rich, creamy, has a little heat,

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

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