Happy Herbivore Blog

October 2, 2008

Fat-Free Vegan Red Lentil Curry Soup Recipe

This soup is lovely. I can't come up with another word. It smells lovely when its cooking, it tastes lovely when its being eaten and the fact that it can be thrown together in 20 minutes... even lovelier if you ask me. Oh!! and I made it for my lovely friend Mindy, who told me red lentil soup was her favorite dish to order at restaurants.

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Recipe:Red Lentil Curry Soup

Description

Creamy, slightly spicy and full of flavor, this soup is a great dish to make on nights when your fridge is empty or you need to eat up all the dry goods in your pantry.

Chef's Note: lite coconut milk can be subsituted for non-dairy milk if you prefer.

Ingredients

Instructions

Line a large pot with a thin layer of water. Add onions and cook over high heat for three minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook until most of the water has cooked off. Add 3 cups water, lentils, carrots, bay leaf, curry, ginger, cilantro, red pepper flakes and cloves, stirring to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until lentils are cooked and most of the water has absorbed. Stir in 1 tsp garam masala and turn off heat. Let rest 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavors to merge. Transfer soup to a blender, add non-dairy milk and puree until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste and additional garam masala if desired. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve.

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