Curried Lentil Soup

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Alhamdulillah, I am still being able to post regularly thanks to my drafts, but of late, I feel I am loosing the mojo of writing. Somewhere, I am stuck. Before it was like I had enough to topics to write on, but now my mind doesn’t seem to work much. And somehow, I feel it is better for it to be the way it is now, rather than to think too much about everything and anything! Hehe… Most probably, even though I may keep posting, you may see my rantings may come down, but I suppose it is a passing stage. Whenever I get the hit to write on, I will definitely keep taping in but since I am not in a mood for it, better I go for short intros rather than bore my lovely readers with unnecessary ramblings… πŸ™‚


Soups are definitely becoming my favorite food these days. At least twice a week, I make sure I make some soup and have almost half of it! Hehe… Especially with the temperatures going down and also with the viral infections that seems to be affecting and all, having something warm is becoming very imperative. Lentil is my go-to food, which I would have cooked everyday, had I not had the bunch at home who frown at the site of them. πŸ™ Thankfully, in the form of soup, I have company in HD and B, but the kids are a very difficult bunch to please. I always end up with quick meals for them or ordering a takeaway if I am too tired to cook up something more. These green lentils are so flavorful when they are in a soup and there is already one recipe with them that I have shared before. I have been seeing them in salad recipes, so that is definitely my try very soon. Till then, off to the recipe of this delicious and comforting lentil soup…


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Curried Lentil Soup

Course Soups
Cuisine International
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 3/4 cup green lentil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 4 cloves garlic pounded
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 liter water
  • 2 bullion cubes I used Knorr Herb Olive Oil
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Soak the lentils for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Fry the garlic till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the onion and carrot and saute till the onion is soft.
  • Add in the masala powders and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the drained lentils and mix well. Add the water and bullion cubes. Close the lid of the cooker and cook on high flame for three whistles.
  • Switch off and allow pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid, add the coconut milk. Simmer on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Generously sprinkle in black pepper and adjust the salt. Serve hot garnished coriander leaves.

Join the Conversation

  1. Mm, addition of knot cubes , nice.
    Loved it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !

  2. Oops sorry,knor cubes ,I think I am also getting old:-)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… that’s fine Hiba… we all have this issue of forgetfulness… Thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Rafeeda, blogging need mood and momentum too. There are time when we feel like give up but the thought of the effort we put in, to give up is like a waste. I’m also slow down in blogging, :)) Anyway, keep it up the good job, looking forward to read more posting from you.

    The lentil soup look appetizing. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy blogging, regards.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, I totally agree with you Amelia… I want to blog but somehow I don’t want to write or pen down so much… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear…

  4. So comforting and filling soup

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Veena…

  5. This soup sounds so comforting and delicious. A good one for a healthy meal.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sona…

  6. This is a comfort food…I would say a meal in a bowl πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita… πŸ™‚

  7. A one pot soup, I am a soup person, and love such one pot meals, once tried it at a buffet and my kids were like “ye to dal hai ” so pleasing the kids is really difficult.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I guess it is better not to talk about the kids… they are always fidgety! πŸ™ Thank you so much Nusrath…

  8. the soup looks perfect for the chill days here,craving for some…yummm πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  9. My kid also no to soup but i don’t make any other ,so she has to eat at least a little of the way the soup looks too good ..Counting it for coming winter days..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Most of the time, I don’t even bother to cook anything else… but they just won’t have. Then they will raid the fridge for some apple or cucumber and be content with it. They feel that is better than having soup… πŸ™ Thanks a lot Sathya…

  10. Yumm delicious soup. I usually take a break from blogging when I loose the mood

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I don’t want to take a break now, but maybe later… Thank you so much Nammi…

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