• Serves 4
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This soup is sure to warm you up this winter! It’s quick and easy to make.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can coconut milk (full fat or reduced - up to you)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked red lentils (rinsed)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 handful baby spinach


  1. In a large pot heat up some oil and add the onion and garlic - sauté over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes until the onion softens.
  2. Stir in all the spices and mix until combined. Continue cooking for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomatoes, coconut milk, lentils and stock. Stir to combine and add salt and pepper to taste. Increase the heat to high and bring to a low boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in the spinach until wilted. Serve in bowls with toasted bread if desired.


Why not make a double batch and store in the freezer for mid week meals when you run out of time - this recipe freezes really well.

  • I’m going to try this, I’ve never tried lentils, a great way to stock up on healthy ingredients in one bowl, love this recipe!!


  • I think this will taste great. Love the combination of flavours you’ve used. Thanks.


  • Yours is nice… I challenge you to the best title though. I make a wicked Roast Cauliflower Dhal Soup xxx


  • Yummm …not only a great winter warmer for your tummm but great for the achy joints as well.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. :-)


  • I always order Dahl as a side dish never thought of having it as a soup. I will try it as it looks like a great winter soup.


  • Thanks so much – just love dhal. Perfect for Winter in every way!


  • Looks great, have never made a dhal before may have to give it a go!


  • Made this last night. Delicious and warming. Thanks for this easy, yummy recipe


  • Your soup is so full of flavour,a wonderful Winter recipe,thanks!


  • Thanks for the recipe. I love red lentils. They cook so quickly and they have an awesome flavour!!


  • I love soup & I make it often, but I’ve never had this one. Sounds nice. I too make large batches & freeze, is great for those lazy dinner nights.


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