Lentil Soup

© Sabine Kuznik

You can prepare this soup with ingredients from your pantry. When I do not have time to go to the supermarket, I like to prepare this soup.


  • 1 onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1⁄2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 240 g crushed tomatoes or passata
  • 700 ml water
  • 200 g red lentils
  • 400 ml coconut milk (one can)
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut onion in small dices.
  2. Grate the carrot and mince the garlic.
  3. Heat the oil in a pot and fry the onions for 3 minutes.
  4. Add carrot and ginger and fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add garlic, curry powder, and cumin.
  6. Add the red lentils, water, and tomatoes and let it boil for 15 minutes.
  7. Add coconut milk and peas and let it boil for 10 more minutes.
  8. Finish with adding salt and pepper to your own taste.
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