Indian Lentil Soup Taste Test Tuesday featuring a fabulous lentil soup recipe!

For Taste Test Tuesday this week I’m featuring Indian Lentil Soup, an absolutely delicious recipe I discovered at Katie’s Runs For Cookies Recipes!! She has an amazing weight loss success story, as she’s lost 130+ pounds counting WW points and then calories, and now counting calories as she maintains, and she’s an avid runner. She’s a huge inspiration to me and others to get to their best self!! I run/walk her Runs For Cookies Virtual 5K which is on her birthday, annually! I don’t know Katie, but, I admire her determination and tenacity that helped her reach her weight loss and running goals!

Back to the recipe! I’m one of those soup lovers that enjoys a steaming bowl of soup even in the heat/humidity of our hot Texas summers, and being the soup snob that I am, I have to say this one has everything I love in a soup! The lentils and veggies make it hearty enough to be a filling, satisfying meal…the savory, luscious broth is spiced with cumin, ground coriander, turmeric and cayenne pepper, a beautiful combination! While we’re on the subject of ground coriander, let me just say that someone needs to create an air freshener that smells just like it! Go open your bottle of ground coriander and smell the heavenly, exotic aroma! It’s sweet, flowery, citrusy, earthy, with notes of thyme and even butter! The flavor is out of this world, but totally sparkles when it’s paired with vegetables and fruits, and it’s an important part of making homemade curry powders. Ground coriander and turmeric are common in Indian cooking among other wonderful spices. They give an amazing depth of flavor without a lot of cooking time required!

Indian Lentil Soup |

You probably have most of these items in your pantry! Don’t you just love how you can take a few random ingredients, put them all together and the end result is a beautiful bowl of delicious goodness??

I was originally going to use a sweet potato as shown below, but, I decided to make the recipe as it was written with a white potato. Sweet potato cubes would be good too, no doubt!

Indian Lentil Soup |

Indian Lentil Soup |

Indian Lentil Soup |

Indian Lentil Soup |

I was thrilled to find another amazing soup recipe, I hope you enjoy!

Indian Red Lentil Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 servings
I discovered this delicious soup recipe at Runs For Cookies Recipes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups broth, vegetable or chicken
  • 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes (prefer San Marzano)
  • 1 medium potato (about 6 oz), peeled and chopped
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Spray a dutch oven or large soup pot and heat over medium heat.
  2. Cook the onion for 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add garlic stirring to combine, and cook for a minute.
  4. Add the broth, lentils, tomatoes and spices. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low, partially cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add the carrots and potato and simmer covered until veggies are tender, 20-25 minutes.
  7. Makes 4 servings, about 1⅔ cup each.
  8. Enjoy!



4 comments on Indian Lentil Soup Taste Test Tuesday featuring a fabulous lentil soup recipe!

  1. Create With Joy
    03/02/2016 at 10:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, this is another healthy recipe that looks absolutely delicious!

    I’m especially inspired by the story behind it because my husband and I are on a weight loss journey of our own!

    I hope you’ll join us again for Inspire Me Monday – and check out our Friendship Friday Party (which opens on Thursdays) as well!

    Have an amazing week! 🙂

    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      03/03/2016 at 2:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, the Indian Lentil Soup is EVERYTHING! 🙂 I’ll definitely join you again for Inspire Me Monday, and thanks for the invite to check out your Friendship Friday Party!! I’d love to party there too!! Thanks again!!

  2. Karen in A
    03/20/2016 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

    This would be a good recipe for the Instant Pot!

    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      03/20/2016 at 5:13 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree Karen, it would be a natural in the Instant Pot! Give it a try cooked either way, this recipe is a winner! Thanks for visiting!


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