Our Indian recipe for red lentil soup

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The author OliviaFebruary 7, 2021 at 10:24 am.

If you like the flavor of Indian cuisine, you will be transported! Coral lentils, an essential ingredient in this cuisine, pair perfectly with coconut milk to soften the taste. Dose different spices according to your taste and enjoy.

Indian red lentil soup recipe

Type: First or main course
Difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Preparation time: 35 minutes

For 4 people


  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Madras curry
  • 1 jar of 400 g of peeled tomatoes
  • 250 g of coral lentils
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 turnip
  • Fresh coriander
  • Olive oil
  • 10 ml of coconut milk
coral lentil soup

Indian Coral Lentil Soup © Olivia from IL was nuts

Preparation of soup

In a pot, fry chopped onion and chopped garlic in hot olive oil. Add turmeric and curry powder and mix. Then put peeled tomatoes, diced carrots and turnips, coral lentils and add 30 ml of boiling water, salt.

Simmer for 25 minutes to infuse the coconut milk. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes: the lentils should be cooked, feel free to taste them!

Sprinkle with fresh cilantro before serving. Have a nice lunch!

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