2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon curry
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup ginger, peeled and finely chopped
¾ cup red lentils,
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1 cup chopped parsley, + ¼ cup of roughly chopped to garnish
1 teaspoon salt
2.5 cups water
13.5 ounces coconut milk,


In a medium saucepan pour the vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat. Add the onions and fry, stirring frequently for 8 minutes, until soft and caramelized.
Add the curry powder, garlic, and ginger and continue to fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the lentils, stir through for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, parsley, water, salt, and a generous number of grinds of pepper.
Pour the coconut milk into a bowl and gently whisk it until smooth and creamy. Set aside ¼ cup and add the remaining coconut milk to the soup. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the lentils are soft but still holding their shape.
Divide amongst four bowls, drizzle with the reserved coconut milk, sprinkle with parsley leaves, and serve.


While I love to travel, I also adore bringing faraway places into my home through the kitchen. This curried lentil, tomato, and coconut soup does just that.

Curry, lentils, and coconut milk marry well in this soup. The warm earthiness of the curry powder mingles with the bright acidity of the tomato. And the coconut lends its own distinctive flavor while making the soup creamy.

I am going a bit vegetarian with this one, but no one seems to mind. After all, this soup is comfort food at its finest.

And while the soup will satisfy any comfort food cravings that you have, it’s healthy, too. Lentils are rich in iron, folate, and dietary fiber and are a great source of protein.

It’s fairly low in calories, too.

Why You will Love This Curried Lentils, Tomato, and Coconut Soup Recipe

  • Simple – With convenient ingredients and an easy cooking process, this soup comes together quickly. 
  • Versatile – This delicious soup is as perfect for an easy weeknight dinner as it is a starter for a dinner party. 
  • Flavorful – With plenty of spices and aromatics, this soup has layers of flavor. 




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