Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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Now I’m really excited to partner with Kin
Community for this eat cheap series.    I’m
always looking for recipes that are maximum
on flavor, but minimum on cost.   That’s
why I love this lentil soup, it’s healthy,
it doesn’t cost a lot to make and the color,
well, it is going to make you smile.   The
best part, it freezes beautifully.  Let
me show you how.
We are going to use red lentils for this soup.  I
like them the best because they are fast to
cook and full of protein. Now make sure they
are washed and drained before you add them
to the pot.  Rinse them at least three times;
you want to get all that excess dirt and dust
off.  Now you want to make sure that you
add some water to the pot and then pick whatever
broth you like, whether it’s chicken or
vegetable and add that into the pot as well.   
And next, it’s time to have some fun with
spices.  The spices that I love to use are
cumin seed, some cayenne pepper, some garam
masala and the key ingredient—turmeric.  You
can find all of these spices easily at the
bulk store.  And don’t skip on the turmeric
because that is what puts the sunny into this
sunny lentil soup. A little bit more flavor
now, add some salt, and definitely a pat of
Now let your soup come to a boil, and in the
meantime, dice up some onion and some tomato
and add that to the pot.  I also love to
add fresh grated ginger root—it’s amazing.  And
guess what, the hard part is pretty much done. Now
just turn the heat down, cover the pot.  Let
this soup simmer and thicken.  I would say
wait ten minutes, or so, then take a peek,
stir your soup and take a taste.  Are the
lentils nice and soft?  If they are, your
soup is done. Remove it from the heat, and
get ready for the final flourish. 
I love to include chopped cilantro.  Now
cilantro is not for everyone, so if you don’t
like it, keep it out of here.  I also love
to chop up my broccoli really fine into little
little itty bitty pieces and add that into
the soup as well.  And the best part is
a squeeze of lemon.  Do not miss the squeeze
of lemon.  
And there you have it, sunny lentil soup.  I
love to serve this in its own bowl, with a
side of bread.   It’s so delicious, and,
don’t forget—it freezes beautifully and
costs so little.  I hope you will give it
a try, and I’ll see you in a few weeks with
another eat-cheap recipe.  Thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “Red Lentil Soup Recipe

  1. where does one get the spice tray and containers from? What is this called? Thank you. Lovely soup recipe which I will def make soon!

  2. Ham Hock. Boil with 2 diced carrot, one red onion, 2sticks celery and red lentils. Add pepper to taste.
    None of this spice pish

  3. i made this recipe about five times now, it is that delicious. it's also very healthy. and i never forget the squeeze of lemon as the lady suggested.

  4. Great idea. I love lentils. I've made something special in the slowcooker. Lentils with bacon.have a look and let me know what you think

  5. We don't have bulk stores in the US and a little bit of turmeric goes a long way! It can ruin the smell and taste of a dish in a heartbeat. When I was in India I saw women cooking for 10 people use one teaspoon and most others who didn't have giant families use less. I put a nice healthy amount in a non chicken chicken noodle soup I was making and I had to dump 7 quarts of stock and vegetables down the drain because it was too much turmeric!

  6. Pro tip: go to an asian grocery store to get the ingredients for this soup, its often the same stuff if not better then what they sell in the upscale grocery stores and international markets, and its usually cheaper too.

  7. honestly. this looks like a mess.

    Red lentils just need soft onions, tumaric, salt and noodles/pasta and bam. easy.

  8. I would really recommend frying the spices and onions first as this will give it a heartier and more robust flavour

  9. Fucking hell, at least learn to pronounce your own name properly, if not learn your native language. That pronunciation "Amrita" gave me ear cancer.

  10. This is the perfect recipe for these lentils. That little extra touch with finely chopped broccoli sent it to the divine level.

  11. High protein low carbs and no fat. Best daysie protein shake. Note: I hate women or even men who taste while the food is cooking. Salt or black pepper can be used once you served the dish for taste adjustments.

  12. I love this recipe also: I do a blender version by adding a baked sweet potato/1 bell pepper/one tin of tomato paste; same spices, stock or water to desired consistency. It also freezes really well in individual serving bags. When reheating I squeeze in a bit of lemon; got stuck on that version but yours is just as good and you don't have to throw in the kitchen sink as I sometimes do when I get enthusiastic. Tx for great video!!!!!

  13. I made this yesterday tasted great made about 2 large servings. If your broth is already salty i would skip additional salt or reduce the amount at least

  14. I cook it this way, plus some grated carrots and a couple of spoons of oats, but without broccoli. Next time I will add broccoli.

  15. This looks like our Scottish version of this, except we don't use spices. It's better with ham in it too. Look up Scottish Lentil soup. It's a winter staple.

  16. This was so goddamn bland. You are supposed to fry onion and tomato with spices like curried Indian slices. Then you add your fried mix to the lentils. I use ghee to fry or regular butter. This shit was bland.

  17. I added 1 tbsp. of hot sauce and parsley, put 1 dried lemon( instead of cilantro)😊😊😊

  18. Absolutely delicious 😋. Made it for lunch for visiting friend and we had it with whole meal knot breads. Yum

  19. 🌴🍉Done I have subscribed to your Chanel, please do the same to my chanal Jocina kujna. Thanks in advance.

  20. loved this, husband loved it as well. thank you so much. I've been watching different videos for recipes to help my husband heal gut inflammation and this has been one of the best, the easiest & cheapest. bless you and hope you continue to make more of these ✨

  21. Second video about how to cook lentil and this one too not telling how many minutes should boil lentil dislike going to see one more video

  22. I've already liked your video if you have time you may check my Palestinian lentil soup recipe with peta bread

  23. 1/2 cup red lentil dal = 100 g

    1 cup water = 250 ml

    1 cup broth of your choice = 250 ml

    1/2 tsp cumin seed

    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

    1/2 tsp garam masala

    1/2 tsp turmeric

    1/2 tsp salt

    2 tsp oil, ghee, or butter

    1 tsp grated ginger root

    1/4 cup finely diced red onion = 40 g

    1/3 cup diced tomato = 65 g

    1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (corriander) = 15 g

    1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli or spinach = 115 g

    1 T fresh lemon juice = I'm guessing the T means one squeezed lemon ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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