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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 201.2
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,059.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Curry Lentil Soup

Submitted by: BELISANA

Introduction

My version of a recipe I found in the NY Times. I added curry powder and I omitted all the optionals at the end and it was FABULOUS! My version of a recipe I found in the NY Times. I added curry powder and I omitted all the optionals at the end and it was FABULOUS!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Olive Oil, 3 tbsp
    Onions, raw, 1 large
    Garlic, 3 cloves
    Tomato Paste, 1 tbsp
    Cumin seed, 1 tsp
    Curry powder, 1 tsp
    Salt 1/4 tsp
    Black Pepper 1/4 tsp
    Pinch ground chili powder, cayenne or red pepper
    Vegetable Broth, 1 quart
    Lentils, 1 cup
    Carrots, raw, 1 large

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Directions

1. In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons oil over high heat until hot and shimmering. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.

2. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper and chili powder or cayenne, and sauté for 2 minutes longer.

3. Add broth, 2 cups water, lentils and carrot. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary.

4. Using an immersion or regular blender or a food processor, purée half the soup then add it back to pot. Soup should be somewhat chunky. Reheat soup if necessary.

Optional: stir in 1/2 a lemon's worth of juice and 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro. Serve soup drizzled with good olive oil and dusted lightly with chili powder if desired.

Yield: 4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BELISANA.






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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We used less olive oil, more tomato paste, a Jalapeno pepper and paprika for a bit more spice and also used low-sodium veggie broth that we made immediately beforehand in the same crockpot. Nice texture from the pureed lentils and very nice flavor! - 7/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful Curried Lentil soup!!! I doubled the recipe, because it's just so good to have on hand for a healthy lunch. Thank you for your delicious contribution. - 2/17/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you Belisana for this wonderful recip. I have been looking for a good lenil soup recipe, and this is great. I like the curry flavour with the lentils. Didn't make any changes.
    Yvonne - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    talk about hitting all the right spots, this was excellent. I added another onion and more than a pinch of cayenne, and didn't puree' half the soup as was requested....for cold weather, hard to beat this combination of flavors...oh, i also added a little turkey sausage! - 12/5/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love these flavors. I added 1 tsp of chili powder instead of just a pinch, and it was nice and spicy. This was perfect and filling for a cold fall night. - 10/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe. The only thing I added was 1/2 cubed butternut squash and 1/2 can coconut milk. I will definitely make this again. - 5/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this a few times and really like it! - 11/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it - 5/2/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    how big are the servings? - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    By far one of the tastiest, easiest lentil soups! A regular dish in my household. Thanks for sharing. - 12/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is SO DELICIOUS. We loved it, and it will definitely become a regular dish here! - 11/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made it this evening and the hubby and I like it. Next time I will not blend the soup and leave it as is. This is very good with warm pita bread. - 1/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this exactly as the recipe called but doubled the garlic (we LOVE garlic!) and used 1/2 chicken broth, 1/2 vegetable broth. Doubled the recipe so we had some to freeze. It was wonderful and the flavors were even spicier the next day. Will definitely make again! Thanks! - 10/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Terrific. I read all the comments first, added some cubed butternut squash, didn't have "curry" powder, but used turmeric, chili powder, cumin, coriander powder, added some mustard seed - and 15 minutes into the cooking added quinoa for more protein. My son and I loved it- but will add more liquid - 10/26/13

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  • Delicious - 1/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I add barely to it and chayenne pepper and put in a crocpot ready in 4 hrs on high : ) - 7/31/12

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  • Made exactly like the recipe. It was fabulous! If you are making this for people who don't like spicy food, try cutting the spices in half, but as for me and my husband, we like it just the way it is written! - 1/7/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I`m making this right now!What an awesome addition to my vegan diet. - 11/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. Made it in a slow cooker. Didn't have tomato paste so used a can of diced tomatoes instead. Also didn't have vegetable broth so substituted that with chicken broth. Thanks for the recipe. - 9/16/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved the trick of half of it in the food processor. Hubby doesn't like spicey so ours was bland and I added cumin in my bowl. I used the Epicurean Specialty Gourmet Bean Blend from Costco. Half in the freezer. Left out the tomato paste and used chopped tomato instead - 7/25/11

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  • This was so quick to make and really tasty with all the spices.
    Loved it. - 5/27/11

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  • Amazing !
    I keep doing it over and over again.
    Thanks. - 5/16/11

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  • So good and so easy! Very satisfying and flavorful. I added extra veggies and a little extra water after it finished cooking. I used the immersion blender right in the pot.
    I would definitely make it again. - 3/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Devinely delicious!! The best lentil soup I have ever tasted! Fast, t I added chopped celery as well to the onion/garlic mixture, and added chili powder along with other spices. Didn't puree it--used the small green "French" lentils instead. (I like my soup with a little body.) This one's a keeper. - 3/14/11

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  • Excellent recipe, I added a diced potato. Yum! - 1/25/11

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