. Coconut Curry Lentil Soup Seriously Soupy

Monday, March 28, 2011

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup - Seriously Soupy
Lentil soup is one of my all-time favorite soup recipes. Despite the thousands of soups I want to create (and hopefully will) sometimes only this classic and comforting bowl of soup will do. After a frigid day at the zoo with my family, I decided to make lentil soup but wanted to vary the recipe a bit. I decided to add coconut milk and some curry for a slight nutty taste. I also added some mint, lime, and ginger to balance out the flavors. Since Mr. Soupy aka My Income Lab is my official taste-tester, he gave me some critic to the recipe. He didn't think the mint was needed since it overpowered the other flavors - so keep that in mind if you choose to use that herb. Overall, this is a very easy soup recipe (for a bean-based soup can) that can be whipped up in less than two hours. Enjoy!

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup
Serves 4
4-6 cups of water
2 cups of dry lentils
1 yellow onion, cut up 
1 teaspoon of ginger, minced and shredded
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 zucchini, cut up
1 rib of celery, cut up
2-3 carrots, cut up 
3-5 bay leaves
Bunch of fresh mint
1/2 lime, cut up
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1 cup of coconut milk

Add water to a pot and let boil on a medium heat. As the water starts to boil, cut up the ginger, onions, and garlic and place them into the pot, along with the bay leaves. mint and rosemary. Cover and lower flame. Let cook for 10 minutes. Add the lentils and let cook for about an hour. Cut up the celery, carrots, zucchini, and add them to the pot, along with the curry powder, salt, pepper, lime and coconut milk. Cover and let cook for another 10-15 minutes. Taste and drizzle with some lime - you may need to add more salt and pepper. 

What is your favorite recipe for lentil soup?

Seriously Soupy Serena

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