← Back to Search Results
Indian
Fragrant Indian Carrot and Lentil Soup

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

I have given a classic vegetarian soup a bit of a spicy twist, adding ginger, coriander, and curry powder. Blending only half the soup keeps the G.I. low and gives it texture.

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1½ tablespoons grated fresh peeled ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon each ground allspice, cumin, and chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 parsnip, chopped (if unavailable, add another 1½ cups carrots)
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 18 ounces carrots, sliced (about 4-5 cups)
  • 1 cup dried red lentils, washed
  • ¼ cup brown basmati rice
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • One × 14-ounce can of reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

1 Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, add the ginger, allspice, cumin, chili powder, curry powder, and ground coriander. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

2 Add the vegetables, stir to combine, and cook for another 8 minutes. Add the lentils and rice and stir in, before adding the broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the lentils have started to break down.

3 Blend half the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to the rest of the mixture, and add the coconut milk, lime juice, and cilantro. Heat through but do not let it boil again-this is important. Serve immediately.


© Anthony Worrall Thompson
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Per portion: 215 cal., 3g fat, 1.6g sat, fat, 0.31g sodium, 39g carbohydrate

 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
salmon-a-cookbook Salmon: A Cookbook
by Diane Morgan
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
spice Spice
by Ana Sortun
desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
rice Rice
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Joanne Lamb Hayes
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson
the-whole-beast-nose-to-tail-eating The Whole Beast: Nose to Ta...
by Fergus Henderson
flavor Flavor
by Rocco DiSpirito
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?