Curried Lentil Soup

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This Curried Lentil Soup is thick, hearty, and perfect for a chilly day. It’s full of nourishing Vegetables, Spices, and Plant-Based Protein.

This Curried Lentil Soup is thick, hearty, and perfect for a chilly day. Not only is it full of nourishing Vegetables and Spices, but it’s also packed with plant-based protein thanks to Lentils! It’ll fill you up and keep your belly warm and happy, without weighing you down.

Plus, it’s ready in just under 30 minutes, and you only need 10 ingredients to make it!

ingredients for curried lentil soup on wooden cutting board


Now, I know Lentils may not be the sexiest thing out there, but guys…..this soup tastes SO. DANG. GOOD. Like, I have no shame in eating it for Breakfast good. Because (1) who dictates the rules for breakfast food anyways, and (2) when the Lentil soup craving hits, it hits hard.

two bowls of curried lentil soup on wooden cutting board with silver spoons

This soup sure does satisfy all of my cravings, and I’m pretty sure it’ll satisfy yours too 😉 I tend to like a little more spice and flavor in my soups, so I decided to make this a Curried Lentil Soup by adding in loads of Fresh Ginger, Garlic, and Curry Powder.

So not only are we getting those classic & cozy Lentil Soup Vibes, but we’re also getting those I’m-a-health-queen-look-how-zesty-and-spicy-and-healthy-this-looks-vibes. Am I the only one who feels that way when I eat a lot of Turmeric/Garlic/Ginger? Surely not…

white bowl filled with curried lentil on red striped napkin

Regardless, this Soup is perfect for Meal Prep and also freezes well if you’d like to plan ahead. I like to enjoy a large bowl of it on its own or on top of some Steamed Kale, but you could make it even heartier by serving it over some fluffy Rice or grain of your choosing.

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • I used dry Green Lentils for this recipe, and would recommend those over canned. They cook relatively fast and hold their texture much better.
  • This Curried Lentil Soup is pretty thick; if you prefer runnier soups, feel free to add in some extra Vegetable Broth or Water at the end of cooking.
  • Please make sure your Curry Powder is salt-free! Every blend tastes a little different, and I personally prefer this one by Simply Organic. (I’m not a big fan of the Trader Joe’s blend)

curried lentil soup in speckled white bowl on red striped napkin with silver spoon

If you’re looking for more hearty soup recipes, you’ll also love this White Bean & Butternut Squash Chili, as well as this Tomato & Red Pepper Soup!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂


Curried Lentil Soup

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This Curried Lentil Soup is thick, hearty, and perfect for a chilly day. It’s full of nourishing Vegetables, Spices, and Plant-Based Protein.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 Minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 Small Red Onion, diced
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers, diced
  • 4 cloves of Garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3” piece of Ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp Salt-Free Curry Powder
  • 10 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms, quartered
  • 4 Small Carrots, cut into ¼” slices
  • 1 ½ cup Dry Green Lentils
  • 3 Small Gold Potatoes, diced
  • 6 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


  1. First, add the Red Onion and Green Bell Peppers to a large non-stick pot with a splash of water or oil. Sear for about 5 minutes over high heat, until the Peppers and Onions start to brown and caramelize.
  2. Deglaze the pot with ½ cup of Water and reduce heat to Medium. Add in the Garlic, Ginger, and Curry Powder and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Next, add the Carrots, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Lentils, and Vegetable Broth to the Pot. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Finish the soup with Salt and Black Pepper to taste, then serve warm. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to one week, or the soup can be frozen for up to 2 months.

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  1. I’m not much of a soup person but if I like most of the ingredients it’s worth a try! It looks SOO good. Would you happen to know how many calories are in one serving?

    1. Thanks, Candice! I don’t calculate nutrition info for my recipes but there are lots of free online calculators that could help you out

  2. Made this twice within the past week and it is SO FLAVOR PACKED AND COZY! perfect for the cold winter weather in Canada right now!

  3. I feel like this is the kind of recipe that If I were on my deathbed, would bring me back to life. It is super satisfying!!!

  4. Hey Caitlin,

    I’m just about to make the curry lentil stew for lunch. But as I am German its kinda hard to convert all the measurements as we work with the metric system.
    I saw on another website ( I think it was from minimalist baker) that there you can find both on the ingredients list, the American and the metric measurements. Just wondering if this would work for your recipes as well, as I am certain that there are other people outside of the U.S. following you. 🙂

    Great work by the way!! and have a nice day!


  5. Happy New Year, Caitlin! I cannot wait to try this soup. It looks delicious. I wanted to tell you that I bought some tea from Rishi. Thank you for recommending this company. I absolutely love the Blueberry Rooibos, Mushroom Hero, and Turmeric Ginger 🙂