Vegetarian Curried Lentil Soup

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"This is a quick version of the traditional lentil soup. It uses red lentils which break down and thicken the soup. Feel free to add what ever you like to this soup. If you prefer to use stock, do not add the veggie cube."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (494.3 g)
  • Calories 299.6
  • Total Fat - 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 8 mg
  • Sodium - 820.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 21.8 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 17.5 g
  • Calcium - 99.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Gently saute vegetables in butter for about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Add garlic, curry powder, cayenne (if using) and saute 1 minute longer.

Step 3

Add rinsed lentils, water and bouillon cube; stir until bouillon cube has dissolved.

Step 4

Bring to boil; skim foam if needed.

Step 5

Reduce heat to low and cover.

Step 6

Simmer until thickened, about 30-45 minutes.

Step 7

Add pepper and lemon juice.

Step 8

Garnish with chopped cilantro.


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


This is good. I didn't have any celery, so I used four large carrots. I used a Leek in place of the onion and I used no cayenne. I used the full amount of curry. Yum yum! I did add a bit of half and half at the end like someone suggested (I had no cream). We slurped it right up. Thanks so much for my right before payday meal. ᕙ(☉ਊ☉)ᕗ


(26 Jan 2021)


An awesome vegetarian soup with the perfect seasonings for my tastes. Winner winner! I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of curry, 2 large gloves garlic, the cayenne along with vegetarian chicken cube. Oh so good I will be using that combination for other curry dishes! I will use less cayenne for some family members. The following day added a dollop of sour cream which takes it to even another level!


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(5 Nov 2020)

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I absolutely love lentil soup and this was such a delicious and satisfying soup. Made as directed and just for good measure, I added a tiny bit of cream to thicken it up at the end and give it a creamy texture.


(29 Jun 2020)


Delicious -- I used chicken bouillon along with some chicken broth (in place of some of the water), green lentils, 2 carrots and only 2 cloves of garlic and only 1 T of the curry powder. I did add the cayenne pepper too -- it was quite hot, so next time I will skip the cayenne, but also very good. Served with muffins for an easy and good dinner. Thanks for sharing!


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(21 Sep 2019)


Delicious. I ended up having to cook mine a bit longer due to bad planning on my part, so mine was a bit “mushier”, but still really good.


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(23 Nov 2017)


Delish! I love the lemon juice. What a great idea. I also used "Luvcookn" Simply Curry mix. I hit. I made it for some friends and they wouldn't stop commenting how flavorful it was. Thanks Patti for posting the recipe.


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(11 Sep 2016)

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