Curried Red Lentil Soup
with curry roasted cauliflower
- Onions, medium and red - 1, diced
- Carrots - 4 oz, diced
- Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
- Ginger (opt) - 1 tsp, grated
- Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Curry powder, yellow and mild - 1 Tbsp
- Cumin - 1 tsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
- Tomatoes, crushed (15 oz / 397 g) - 1 can (we liked fire roasted tomatoes in this, but regular will work)
- Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
- Stock, any type - 3 cups
- Lentils, red and uncooked - 1 1/4 cups (sub yellow lentils)
- Lemon juice - 1 tsp
- Yogurt, plain or Greek - for serving
- Cauliflower - 1 lb, florets chopped
- Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Curry powder, yellow and mild - 1 1/2 tsp
- Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
- While oven is heating, heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter. When butter melts, add onions and carrots with a pinch of salt. Saute until soft, 4 to 6 minutes.
- Add garlic, ginger, curry powder (portion for the soup), cumin, and red pepper flakes. Saute for 1 minute more.
- To soup add crushed tomatoes, coconut milk, stock, and lentils. Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
- While soup simmers, toss cauliflower with oil, curry powder (portion for the cauliflower), and some salt. Spread out on a sheet pan and transfer to oven. Roast cauliflower, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until cauliflower is tender and golden brown in spots, ~30 minutes total.
- When soup is finished, stir in lemon juice. (Optional: If you would like a smooth soup, puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.)
- Season soup to taste with some salt and pepper.
- Ladle soup into bowls. Serve with yogurt and cilantro on top. Enjoy cauliflower on the side.
Much simpler than I was expecting and way tastier than I was expecting!0 Helpful
We all loved this! And my six year old said this was his second favorite soup (after tomato).0 Helpful
Delicious. Steamed the cauliflower since we don't like roasted and it was great. Will make again.0 Helpful
Even having two leftovers of this I still liked it. We left out the red pepper flakes and it still had a nice kick to it. Added extra yogurt for the kids. They liked it better with cheese and rice mixed into it.0 Helpful
I'm always nervous about the soups. And they always turn out well. this was delicious and the whole family (kids included) ate it up. Didn't add the red pepper because our kids don't like it very spicy. Will make again. Could have used some naan or pita or a baguette - some kind of bread to go along with.0 Helpful
Soup is good and REALLY filling. Ours came out peanut butter thick after following the recipe, but we watered it down to make it more palatable. Subbed broccoli for cauliflower.0 Helpful