Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kyozoku

Makes 6 servings



A savory soup with the essence of both Thai & Indian. Can substitute ghee for butter or olive oil. Can substitute raisins with cranberries or cherries.

Recipe Ingredients for Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup

1 cup yellow split peas
1 cup red lentil
7 cups water
1 medium carrot
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons ghee
8 green onions
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup tomato paste
6 4/5 ounce coconut milk, canned
2 teaspoons salt

Recipe Directions for Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup

  1. Give the split peas and lentils a good rinse - until they no longer put off murky water.

  2. Place them in an extra-large soup pot, cover with the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the carrot and 1/4 of the ginger.

  3. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the split peas are soft.

  4. In the meantime, in a small dry skillet or saucepan over low heat, toast the curry powder until it is quite fragrant. Be careful though, you don't want to burn the curry powder, just toast it. Set aside.

  5. Place the butter in a pan over medium heat, add half of the green onions, the remaining ginger, and raisins. Saute for two minutes stirring constantly, then add the tomato paste and saute for another minute or two more.

  6. Add the toasted curry powder to the tomato paste mixture, mix well, and then add this to the simmering soup along with the coconut milk and salt. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or so. The texture should thicken up, but you can play around with the consistency if you like by adding more water, a bit at a time, if you like. Or simmer longer for a thicker consistency. The thicker this soup got, the more I liked it.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 436.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
396
Calories from Fat
119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.2g
20%
Saturated Fat
9.6g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
822mg
34%
Potassium
1068mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
54.9g
18%
Dietary Fiber
21.5g
86%
Sugars
12.0g
Protein
18.8g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 9% Iron 34%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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