Indian Lentil Soup

Indian Lentil Soup

It’s fall and for me that means it’s soap season. Our family also have been dealing with lots of runny noses and cold so a healing and warming soup is what we crave. Many think that “just” a soup is boring and that kids in general does not like soup. I guess it depends on what kind of soup, but my kids love soup and I make it fun and serve it with some fun home baked crackers or bread with hummus or maybe some garlic bread. If I have leftover rice I will add that to the bottom of these soup and make it even more filling. One of our favorite soups is this lentil soup that is so filling, so healthy and taste great and recipe is from my former yoga teacher laura Plum .

Red lentils are super beneficial for our health so we eat them often.

The recipe calls for garam masala and I make my own following this recipe

It does make your house smell so good when you make both the spice and soup. 

  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 scant tsp. Garam Masala
  • I large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, top and end cut of and chopped
  • 1 cup kale, stalks removed and chopped
  • 2 cups Vegetable broth

Melt coconut oil over medium heat. Sprinkle in spices and sauté one minute. Add onion and cook a few minutes until it softens. Stir in lentils until thoroughly coated. Add carrot, celery, and kale and cook a moment. Turn heat to high and add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low.

Cook 20-25 minutes.

To learn more about why we love lentils and another yummy lentil soup recipe check out this post

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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    February 6, 2013

    You are so lovely, generous, gracious, wise and amazing! I am so grateful, and humbled given your own mastery of healthy, delicious, pure family meals.

    Bhava and I send you oceans of love and a hallelujah chorus of congratulations for baby # 3. Wonderful!

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