Curried Red Lentil & Potato Soup

Curried Lentil & Potato Soup

Curried Lentil & Potato Soup

Soup ingredients.
Soup ingredients.

Curried Red Lentil & Potato Soup


1 onion diced

1 large sweet potato diced

3 medium white potatoes diced

2 cup red lentils

6 cups water

1 can diced tomatoes

2 teaspoons Spice Island Curry powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar


Saute onion in a little water.  Add everything else and simmer 45 minutes.
Variations: Add 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 1 cup frozen chopped collard greens.


  1. Barbara said,

    December 5, 2008 at 7:12 am

    I tried making Mary’s Festive Dal soup and I just couldn’t stand it. Mostly because the lentils got cooked to mush. It’s like eating baby food. How did your lentils come out?


  2. lethalouise said,

    December 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Barbara,
    I don’t think you would like this. Both the red lentils and the sweet potato dissolve and become like mush. I really enjoy this poured over brown rice.

  3. ritesofpassage said,

    December 5, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    This looks and sounds great to me. I don’t mind mushy lentils at all. And I have everything to make it already! Sounds like lunch tomorrow!

    By the way, I am loving reading your recipes, and I really appreciate your extra simple ones — I think I make it too complicated sometimes and your recipes remind me that good, plain food can be easy, tasty, and nutritious. Thanks!

  4. lethalouise said,

    December 6, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for the positive feedback. If you try the soup I hope you like it. Take care.

  5. Andrea said,

    January 10, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Just ate this – was lovely. I’m stuffed now…

    At the end I added some black and red pepper to taste and substitued the onion for asafoetida powder because I don’t like them.

    Loved it! Keep up your great blog x

  6. lethalouise said,

    January 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Andrea,
    I appreciate the postive feedback on the blog. Glad you liked the soup.

  7. Ala said,

    February 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Mmm, this was SO good. I whizzed some of it in the blender to make a creamier soup. GREAT site, I’m enjoying it!

  8. lethalouise said,

    February 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you liked it. I think I’m going to have to make some of this myself this week.

  9. heidi said,

    September 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    mmm, I made a big pot of this today. It smelled SO good! I live in a culdesac, and had my front door open, and the armoa was wafting out into the neighborhood. I’m having a big scoop over a baked potato for dinner tonight…cain’t hardly wait!

  10. lethalouise said,

    September 8, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Glad you liked it Heidi. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  11. donna mcfarland said,

    June 10, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Sounds exactly like the type of fast, easy soup i’ll love. Ehiopian food is all about really soft veggies tht you scoop up with a nan bread eh? this sounds just like that.

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