One of the things I love the most about my 3 year old is that she will eat anything and everything I serve her. I love that she doesn’t think twice about eating a Tilapia or a bowl of curried lentil soup!
We just got hit with a pile of snow a few days ago. Though it’s a Winter wonderland and we’ve been having fun outdoors in the snow, there’s nothing like coming in to a nice bowl of hot soup!
Here’s my curried red lentil soup recipe.
1 onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1.5 inches of ginger root, grated
1 large carrot, diced
2 cups of red lentils
1 can diced tomato
1-2 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
black pepper (and if you want, salt to taste)
a little oil to sautee onions, garlic and “burn” the curry/make curry paste
1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a bit of oil. Add curry powder and cumin and cook it for a bit (make a paste). Add onions and garlic, and sautee.
2. Add carrots, lentil, and diced tomato. Add seasonings (to your taste). Add 6 cups of water. Cook covered for an hour or more.
I bought some lentils in hopes of creating a dish safe for my gallbladder woes…and I had no idea what to do with the stuff 😉
Now I do. Thanks!
Ps. Shudder….in our Canadian neck of the woods, our grass is almost green!
Canadian Dad says
Things my kids will eat in order:
Spaghetti and Meatballs
That is all.
We got hit hard in Ottawa too! Bummer!
I’m a soup fiend. Always looking for new soups to try. This soup looks amazing! Definitely going on the menu plan in the coming weeks.
YUUUMMM! Your soup looks heavenly! I will be giving it a shot for sure! Thanks for sharing!
Did you know Canada says
Wow, look at that snow! We have nothing here and double digit temps coming up this week!
Katrina Brady says
Looks delish! I’ve never been a curry person but I think I could spice it up a little differently. Gonna try 🙂
Deborah Coombs says
Curry and lentils are big in my books. This sounds delish.
And wow! How much snow do you have?? As much as I’m not a winter fan, I have kind of missed it this year. No snowmen or sledding for us 🙁
Just Us Girls says
That seriously looks yummy! This would have been perfect last Thursday since it rained all day. I’ll have to bookmark this recipe so that I can make it for the next snowfall.
Sober Julie says
Oh this looks amazing and fits right into my diet, thanks C!
Deanna T. says
Oh yum! You always post the best recipes! I SO want to try this. I don’t think the kids would be on board though. My littles have decided they hate anything spicy.
Bewildered Bug says
Yummy – sounds amazing – and all gluten free (meaning I can have this! *hint hint*). Man, I am NOT jealous of the snow – remind me to only visit you in SUMMER.
Wow… I thought we got a lot of snow. My kids will generally eat whatever I put in front of them, but there are the occasional fights. I miss the days of serving anything and they ate!
This soup sounds amazing. Going to try and make it this week… Unfortunately I am not as lucky as you with easy eaters… Guess they’ll eat the bread… Lianne