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Red Lentil Dahl Soup is easy to make with a couple of unusual steps to complete this flavorful and satisfying soup. You have got to try it!
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Red Lentil Dahl Soup

Red Lentil Dahl Soup is easy to make with a couple of unusual steps to complete this flavorful and satisfying soup
Course Soup
Cuisine Dahl
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 347kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 hot green chili finely chopped, discsard seeds
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root fresh, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional and you can use more if you like
  • 1 large tomato diced small
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk you could add more broth instead
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Wash the red lentils and drain.
  • Add the lentils to a medium sized saucepan and cover with the vegetable broth.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat, cover and cook 20 to 23 minutes (or follow your package directions).
  • While the lentils are cooking: In a skillet heat the oil to medium high.
  • Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Within a few seconds they will begin to pop.
  • Add the chili and onions.
  • Saute over medium heat for about 10 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the fresh ginger, ground coriander, turmeric and cayenne pepper.
  • Cook just to heat through - maybe 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Add the tomato, along with it's juices and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Take off the heat.
  • The lentils should be done. Check them to make sure. You can cook them longer if needed.
  • Turn the skillet contents into the pot of lentils and vegetable broth.
  • Add the salt and coconut milk and heat through.
  • Serve garnished with cilantro and paprika.


Serving: 12Ounces | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1296mg | Potassium: 760mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 6.5mg