Red-Lentil Soup

  • mrmacrae73 Posted: 04/05/10
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    EXCELLENT! I haven't even tried this on my family yet (still warming on stove) but I can already tell it's a hit with my taste buds! Lentils are so full of flavor, fiber and protein, but it's hard to get children to try them. They will love this one. I didn't have red lentils, so I used the lentils I had on hand. I can only assume it's better with red! If you like lentils (or even if you're on the fence) this is definitely one to try!

  • StephMerrifield Posted: 07/05/10
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    I hate to be the "wet blanket" on everyone's rave reviews, but I really thought this deserved three stars. And I make exactly as written. Unless you LOVE the taste of lentils, and I mean really LOVE lentils. My husband came up with a brilliant idea to make an avacado cream sauce (with greek yogurt, cilantro, & garlic salt) and we swirl that into the soup. It was a great complement of flavor and cut down on the lentil flavor. That is the only way I would eat this soup - otherwise, the entire thing would have gone in the trash. I am surprised no other reviewers commented on the texture - looks and tastes a lot like baby food. In fact, it might make a good recipe for baby food.

  • grrlpretty Posted: 11/23/08
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    Very easy, tasty, and with an authentic Indian taste. I omitted the sugar (this is common to Goan cooking and not necessary for a mild dish like this) and the lime juice, and added a pinch of coriander (cilantro) powder to make it more authentic. There is a build up of "scum" in the pot while boiling the lentils. Scrape this off with a spoon before adding it to the blender, too much scum causes bitterness. I served it with Onion Parathas, but any flavoured or heavy bread will be good. I will be making this on a regular basis through the winter!

  • WisconsinGal Posted: 01/15/11
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    Excellent and easy. This is the first lentil soup I've made from scratch and I will definitely be making this one again. It's also very good with a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt on top.

  • cheiser Posted: 09/20/11
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    Easy and my kids ate it!

  • barbnickelsen Posted: 06/14/12
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    I liked more texture with my lentil soup so I only pureed about half of the mixture and left the others whole. I didn't have turmeric so I used a little hot curry powder (and left out the red pepper) and that was tasty! I also added diced carrots as I like them.


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