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two bowls of curry turmeric lentil soup with a side of lentils next to spoons and napkin in a blue backdrop.

Curry & Turmeric Lentil Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4 serviings


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 thumb sized piece ginger, grated You can add more or less depending on how much you love ginger!
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped) You can add more or less depending on how much you love garlic
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon your fav curry powder
  • 1 cup red lentils rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 can coconut milk You can sub in 1 cup water instead
  • Kale (Optional as a garnish for a nice contrast in texture!)


  • In a large stock pot, add oil and turn on heat to medium
  • Once the oil is heated up, add ginger, garlic, onion, and carrot and sautee until soft
  • Add turmeric and curry powder and mix to combine with the veggies
  • Add lentils and stir to combine, add vegetable broth, salt and pepper
  • Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium heat cook for about 40 minutes (or until lentils are soft)
  • Turn off heat and use either an immersion blender or pour soup in batches into blender to puree. Taste soup to adjust seasoning if needed.
  • *Optional: Add shredded up kale into soup
  • Stir in coconut milk and enjoy!


You can use the 6 quart instant pot cookers  to make this soup as well. You can follow the same step and cook on manual for 10 minutes. The pressure in the instant pot actually breaks down the lentils very well so you don't even need to blend it at the end. Tools I used in this recipe:
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