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Curry Lentil Vegetable Soup

Curry Lentil Vegetable Soup


Curry Lentil Vegetable Soup has its origin in many Indian homes. However, in recent years, anyone in the comfort of their kitchen can do a food tour to India.

Lentil, the main ingredient for making this soup, is a good substitute for chickpea and offers many health benefits that the United Nations named it the food of the year. Lentils are rich sources of protein and iron which help to repair the body cells and give strong and healthy bones. They are also rich in fiber and help to improve the heart condition.​

Since we are particular about healthy food here at Home on the Forefront, I thought, 'why not a lentil recipe?' That is how I came about making this delicious me colorful curry lentil vegetable soup. 

This soup is easy and quick to make. More so, the smell from the kitchen  while I made this dish was therapeutic!

How to Make Curry Lentil Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp avocado oil, or oil of choice

1 ½ tbsp yellow curry powder

6-10 cloves of garlic, minced

1 red onion, diced

2 C butternut squash cubed, the size of dice

3 C free range chicken broth, or broth of choice

1 C water

½ C green lentils, or color of choice

2 carrots diced

3 ribs celery diced

1 red bell pepper diced

1 inch chunk of ginger cut into thick coins, will be removed before eating

1 zucchini diced, reserved until the very end

Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

1 tsp apple cider vinegar, to finish

1 lemon, squeeze the lemon catching the seeds

Directions

Add avocado oil, curry powder, garlic, ginger and onion to a pot on med/high. Once it starts sizzling stir constantly and let go for two minutes. Then add broth, water, lentils and butternut squash to the pot. Place lid on pot, bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover and simmer for 10 minutes.

While that’s going dice your veggies. Add carrots, celery, bell pepper and let simmer for another 10 minutes. It’s done once your lentils are soft. As soon as lentils are cooked turn off heat. Toss in zucchini. (This is a tip I learned from working at The Cheesecake Factory in downtown Chicago). Add vinegar and lemon juice. Then salt and pepper to taste.

If it feels like it takes a long time to get soft lentils then that means your beans have been sitting on the shelf for a long time. I really like buying from stores that have a good rotation when it comes to their dried beans. I know it sounds crazy but beans can get reeeaaaallly dry and those are the ones that take longer to cook. The great thing about lentils is that because they are small they don’t need to soak overnight and they cook relatively quick for a dried bean.

Lentil Vegetable Soup

PRO TIP

Dice your veggies when you find the time throughout the day, it makes the soup come together even quicker.

Wanna switch up the consistency. Break out your immersion blender and give a few quick zaps and that will create a rich creaminess without adding any dairy. If you don’t like chunky soups you could definitely puree the entire thing but it’s lovely to just to a few quick zaps to make it feel a bit richer.

SUGGESTIONS TO SWITCH IT UP

Use canned beans and omit the simmering stage in the beginning. Go straight to adding it all into the avocado oil and then once it’s simmered 10 minutes add the rinsed and drained beans.

Mix up the veggies.

Use your fave variety of vegetables. Diced eggplant, chopped fresh green beans, chopped asparagus, chopped cauliflower. Cooking is about having fun and experimenting in the kitchen so go for it and then make sure to come back and let me know what you tried. I love talking all things food with everybody!

Make it vegan and vegetarian by swapping out the chicken broth for veggie. That’s it! This is a very vegan friendly meal. Super simple swap.

If you like this curry lentil vegetable soup, you should try out Roasted Tomato Soup and Veggie Filled Grilled Cheese

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This Post Has 27 Comments

    1. Thank you Stephanie! I can’t wait for you to try it. Enjoy.

  1. I myself love lentils, and this is a recipe I will have to try during these cold winter days. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Aren’t lentils so good?! It’s currently snowing in Kansas and I feel ya, soup is the best for these cold days. Especially curry soup, it’s so warming. Enjoy!

  2. It is soup season and i loooove soups!!! I can’t wait to make this next week, looks delicious.

    1. I’m with you Chad, I love soups too. I can’t wait for you to try it. Enjoy.

  3. Oh, my, how much I enjoy lentils and curries! This soup is a discovery in taste and smell.

    1. Yes! The smell of curry simmering away on the stove is one of the most beautiful scents. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. I can smell it and taste it in those picture. This dish looks so very delicious and healthy! I’m gonna try this one this weekend.

    1. Hi Amy! Thanks so much and I’m so excited for you to give it a go. Enjoy and I would love to hear what you think.

  5. I have never tried lentils before but the soup looks pretty good and I love the smell of curry 🙂

    1. The smell of curry is so good, isn’t it? Enjoy!

  6. This lentil soup looks delicious! I was just thinking about making a soup as the climate is getting colder and it’s nice to have something healthy and warm during the fall. Love this recipe!

  7. I am not at all a vegetable soup fan, but this one looks great.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Well I hope this changes your mind about veggie soups Samar! 🙂

  8. This recipe looks really good and tasty and honestly, it makes my mouthwatering upon seeing this dish, delicious!

  9. We always make this during winters specially on weekends. But above you also shared link of roasted tomato soup which is something I never tried.

    1. So good to hear. I would love to hear if you give the Roasted Tomato Soup a try, it’s just as delicious. Enjoy.

  10. Wow! This looks so delicious. Perfect for this winter season. And I really love curry. This one would definitely suit my taste. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Wow! I can taste and smell it on those picture. Looks like my diet will ruin with this recipe. I will give this one a try. 🙂 I really love curry. Thanks for this recipe!

  12. This is a great idea for a curry dish, I’d love to make one sometime soon.

    1. Yes! I love that it’s a bit of a twist on a traditional curry recipe. It’s so good, I hope you enjoy it too.

  13. Your curry, veggie and lentil soup looks good and simple to use.

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