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Curried Lentil Soup Recipe
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Curried Lentil Soup Recipe

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Curry gives a different taste sensation to this chili-like soup from Christina Till of South Haven, Michigan. "It's delicious with a dollop of sour cream," she reports. "My family welcomes it with open arms- and watering mouths."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 169 calories, 150 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 34 gm carbohydrate, 9 gm protein, 1 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetables.

Directions

  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Season with salt if desired. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Curried Lentil Soup in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p17

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 169 calories, 150 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 34 gm carbohydrate, 9 gm protein, 1 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetables.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

This is good but I did up the spices. I used just over 2 tablespoons of curry powder (started with 2 and bumped it up a bit half way through). threw in an extra bay leaf, added an extra 2 cloves of garlic, and added probably close to 2 tablespoons of salt (hard to tell since I adjusted to taste toward the end.) I also added a second celery rib. We loved it. I'd definitely make again with these modifications.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

I made this but with alot of changes( adding more spices) otherwise it would have been very bland. I sent it to my daughter, and later asked her how she liked it, since they love curry. She said I was hoping you wouldn't ask, it was so bland, we had to keep adding more and more spices, it is not a keeper.

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

I doubled the recipe, I had no potatoes but I subtituted a bunch of organic Kale. This was a great nutritious soup that my family loved. I am serving what is left over rice later in the week. Very ecominomical for a large family likfe ours. Very good flavor!

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