Curried lentil (Dhal) Soup

curried lentil dhal soup, dairy-free

Lentil soup reminds me of being off school as a child and eating a steaming bowlful, balanced on a tray whilst watching trashy daytime TV – pure cosy comfort!

I’d also call this recipe a ‘nifty thrifty’ recipe – packed full of spicy flavour and goodness but costing pennies to make. You can’t argue with that.

Ideal served with my tasty cumin and mango chutney crackers (recipe very soon) or a naan, roti, chapati or whatever your bread of choice.  Enjoy.

Curried Lentil Dhal Soup

(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

vegan curried lentil soup

Serves 4

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 tsp curry powder of choice

140g red lentils, washed and picked through

1 small potato, peeled and roughly chopped

1l vegetable stock

  1. Sauté the onion in oil until translucent, add the carrot and continue to cook until starting to colour
  2. Add the garlic and stir until you can smell the fragrance. Stir in the curry powder and briefly fry to cook out any rawness
  3. Add the lentils and potato. Pour over the stock and simmer for 15 minutes until the lentils and potatoes are cooked through
  4. Liquidise as desired, I prefer to leave a little texture. Serve piping hot.

vegetarian lentil soup

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Your soup looks body-warming and delicious. It’s my pick for Recipe of the Day on Twitter and on my foodie Facebook page. Sharing every which way I can. SO looking forward to trying it.

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you so much x

  2. routid says:

    It’s a warming recipe for the end of winter season. Merci
    carnetderecettesduweb.wordpress.com

    1. lucylox says:

      so pleased you liked it 🙂

  3. barbwit says:

    I love lentils (any color) and make soup every day. Thank you for this recipe.

    1. lucylox says:

      it’s a pleasure – lentils are such ultimate comfort food

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