Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Curried Lentil Soup

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Hmm. must be on a curry kick these days - first Curried Rice and now Curried Lentil Soup.  I do love curry!  I found this recipe in my Bon Apetit magazine  I have made a few different curried lentil soups before but I was intrigued by this one because near the end you add a chickpea puree to give the soup more body without the addition of cream.  It was a really flavorful soup Enjoy!

What You Need:
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
2 large garlic cloves, chopped, divided
2 tablespoons Curry powder (or more)
1 cup lentils
4 1/2 cups of water (or more to thin later), divided
1 16 ounce can of garbanzo, drained
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
2 green onions, sliced
1 lemon, cut into wedges.

What You Do:
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot, add onion and carrot and some salt and pepper.  Cook until onion is translucent , stirring often.  Add half of the garlic and stir until veges are soft.  Add 2 tablespoons of curry powder and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add lentils and 4 cups of water.  Flavor with more salt and pepper, increase heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce to medium heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, puree the chickpeas, lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water, remaining olive oil and remaining garlic ina food processor.
Add the puree tot the soup.  Season to taste with more salt, pepper and curry powder, if desired.  Add water by the 1/4 cupfuls to thin to desired consistency.  Serve in bowls with lemon slice and sprinkled with green onions.

(adapted from Bon Apetit)


  1. Hi Danielle! Visiting from Little Luna. I felt inspired to make your soup recipe today, but the 2 onions in the recipe stumped me. So I checked Bon Appetit, and the second onion should be a carrot..so you may want to edit that little typo..which is something that I would totally do. So now I am off to make the soup and homemade bread. Thanks so much for the inspiration and have a wonderful day! Angie xo

  2. thanks for linking up with type A. this looks amazing, i love anything curry. and it looks like something i could actually make!!! hope you join up next week too.

  3. This sounds fabulous, I love lentil soups and I love curry!

  4. We need more soup to keep us warm in this cold wintery weather!

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  8. I've never tried curried lentil soup - actually I've tried curry very few times. This looks wonderful, I'd love to try it!

    Thanks for linking to This Week's Cravings!


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