Thursday, October 11, 2012

Red lentil soup with Coconut milk

Before I could enjoy all the goodness that summers offered us, fall is already knocking on the door. Now I see apples, pears, pumpkins and squashes  everywhere ( And I love it ). It has started to get a little cold in the evening and the days are getting shorter each day.This soup is perfect Fall comfort in one bowl. Warm, hearty and delicious. This is all you need to cosy yourself in the cold fall evening. So here is the recipe.

All you need is

Red lentils-1 cup
Olive oil-3 tbsp
Garlic-2-3 cloves ( chopped )
Onion-1 cup ( chopped )
Jalapeno peppers-2  ( chopped )
Carrots-1\2 cup ( chopped )
Peas-1\2 cup
Tomato puree-1\2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
Red chili powder-1\2 tsp ( optional )
Lemon juice-2 tbsp
Coconut milk-1 cup

Method of preparation

Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottom pan
Add garlic and fry till light brown in color
Add onions and pepper and fry for a minute
Add carrots, peas, lentils, tomato puree, salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder
Add 6 cups of water and cover and cook till lentils are soft and tender
Add coconut milk and lemon juice
Serve hot with some bread


  1. I dont mind having a bowl of this comforting soup even for my breakfast prefect for chilled season.

  2. Delicious recipe & super tempting pics Neha

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  3. Oh I love lentil soups.

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  4. I just made this tonight--it was absolutely delicious! I am newly vegetarian and have been looking for new recipes since I can't cook anything that I used to cook. This was simply marvelous. Thank you so much for sharing it!!

  5. Simple, delicious and healthy! Thanks, Neha- do you hear my printer? Am printing the recipe and adding it to my list of dishes to make in Oct! Judy


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