Friday, June 17, 2011

Marg's Curried Lentil Soup

Have some lentils today! They are just awesome for you.

The nutrition facts for this delicious soup can be found at Calorie Count!

Marg’s Curried Lentil Soup Recipe

3 generous servings


1/2 cup dry lentils
1 carrot, grated
3 cups cauliflower
1 red pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. black mustard seeds, toasted
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. asafetida (a spice found at Indian markets)
1 dried chile pepper
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
5 cups water


Grate the carrot, chop the cauliflower, onion, and pepper. Mince the garlic.

Put everything but the garam masala and salt into a pot and simmer until everything is tender (about 20 minutes).

Remove the hot chile pepper and puree everything with an immersion blender.

Stir in garam masala and salt to taste and serve.


  1. Never heard of black mustard?

  2. it's a seed - you can get them at an Indian grocery. Also many grocery stores carry them in their international section. Happy hunting for black mustard!

  3. What type of lentil works best in this recipe? Red, Green, etc.

  4. I just use the green lentils.