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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Curried Red Lentil Soup

An easy, hearty soup which can be prepared in under an hour thanks to the quick-cook properties of red lentils.

  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 heaped tablespoon hot curry paste
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 can (796 ml) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (540 ml) chick peas
  • 4 cups herb broth
  • cilantro
  • olive oil for frying


Peel and slice thinly onions, carrots and garlic.
Add curry paste and stir fry in olive oil until vegetables are soft.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.