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Curry Lentil Soup

40 min




Lentils and potatoes are always fantastic together and make this soup pure comfort. Plus it's a pretty low maintenance recipe - any combination of veggies can go into it and it'll turn out great.



40 min


15 min


25 min


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  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    medium onion, diced
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp
    ground coriander
  • ½ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 3
    medium potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1
    zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1
    carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (204 g)
    dry red lentils, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 2
    vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups (960 mL)

Serve with

  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt


  1. Add the oil and onion to a large pot on high heat. Cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan.
  2. Then add garlic and the spices, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining soup ingredients. Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes or until the lentils and potatoes are cooked.
  4. Optionally, for a creamier texture, use an immersion blender to purée some of the soup. Then add the lemon juice.
  5. Garnish as desired, serve hot and enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Grains & Starches 52%

medium potato

vegan naan

Proteins 27%

dry red lentils

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 21%

medium onion

clove garlic





unsweetened soy yogurt


olive oil

Nutrition info

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Maja - April 4, 2024, 6:06 p.m.

Delicious and comforting!

Johanna Veth - March 16, 2024, 4:45 a.m.

I love this recipe - delicious, filling and nutritious.

Lea-Mariel - March 5, 2024, 8:32 a.m.

This is so tasty and simple to make! I also baked the naan which was so good together :) I’m wondering if the nutrient info includes also the naan and other toppings tho ^^

PUL Team - March 5, 2024, 4:51 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed the curry lentil soup, Lea-Mariel! The nutrient information indeed includes the naan, juiced lemon, and soy yogurt 😊

Chrysiida - March 4, 2024, 12:42 a.m.

Although I loved other similar PUL recipes to this one, this lentil soup didn't quite do it for me... The lentils weren't fully cooked even though I soaked them and let them cook for more than 20 minutes and the final texture of the soup was a bit thicker than expected. Other than that though, the dish was pretty good and I enjoyed it!

Dominika - Feb. 18, 2024, 4:19 p.m.

Yummy…I love this kind of food ✨

kim - Feb. 8, 2024, 7:42 p.m.

Super delicious and easy to make, served it with the naan and it was just perfect ♥️

Kimberly Brann - Jan. 30, 2024, 5:24 p.m.

This is soooo good! it’s been snowing since 6 AM this morning and it’s almost noon so I made this for lunch because I had all the ingredients. It is so delicious I don’t like to be someone that changes somebody else’s recipe and then says it’s good, but I will admit I put a Serano pepper in there because I really like spicy.I can’t wait to share it with my daughter! When you find a good vegan recipe, you need to tell all your friends!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 7:23 a.m.

Aw we're so happy that the curry lentil soup was enjoyed, Kimberly, a lovely idea to add some kick to it as well! We hope you stay warm out there 🤗✨

Kata Szilvia Papp - Jan. 29, 2024, 8:42 p.m.

I love it!!

Jing - Jan. 24, 2024, 5:08 p.m.

I added some coconut milk, creamier Love the result.

Claire Riccio - Jan. 14, 2024, 3:06 p.m.

Ok, my favorite lentil soup I have tried, period. 🤩🤩🤩 tried it not blend and it’s lush, a bit on the thick side, warming, perfect for a cold day.

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2024, 12:39 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Claire, thank you! 😊

Javier - Jan. 3, 2024, 9:57 p.m.

Super simple and delicious!! Got to love the one pot recipes :)

Donna Harmsen - Jan. 3, 2024, 6:22 p.m.

Easy to make and very nice

Jessica - Dec. 22, 2023, 8 a.m.

Delicious! Perfect warm and comforting soup for the winter solstice

Linda - Dec. 13, 2023, 8:32 p.m.

Cozy and flavourful..this is the best winter recipe!

Andrés - Dec. 9, 2023, 3:22 p.m.

I made this today and it's just so flavourful. Comfort food for a cozy day at home ❤️‍🩹

Julia Hellwig - Dec. 6, 2023, 6:49 p.m.

I didn't have zucchini, but 2 tomatoes and half a red bell pepper also worked great. Absolutely delicious!

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2023, 7:40 p.m.

Thanks for sharing this twist on the curry lentil soup, Julia! So glad it was enjoyed 😊

Sitara Persad - Dec. 6, 2023, 6:08 p.m.

Delicious and easy to make!

Sara R - Dec. 3, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Love this soup! Tasted good and easy to make. We did not have zuchini, instead I added bell pepper 😊

Alicja Wytrzymaly - Nov. 26, 2023, 8:34 a.m.

Super good and quick soup! Love the recipe.

Aaliyah Evanie - Nov. 14, 2023, 6:41 p.m.

So easy and beyond delicious. I made a single portion and found that the spices were bland so I doubled up on it and added a dash of coconut milk as well to make it extra thick and creaming. A 40min recipes ended up being 15min and I loved it. Definitely a winner for single quick dinners

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2023, 1:10 a.m.

Hey Aaliyah, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the soup! Happy cooking 🤗

Bennet - Oct. 23, 2023, 6:36 p.m.

Very delicious and easy, we ended up adding double the amount of lemon juice and it was great!

Joanne - Oct. 15, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

Delicious! Puréed all of it as I like that consistency better and will take some to work for lunch tomorrow as well. Delicious with the homemade naan. Will definitely make this again!

PUL Team - Oct. 15, 2023, 9:55 p.m.

We're so happy that the lentil soup was enjoyed, Joanne - thank you! 😊

Anna Berggren - Oct. 7, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

Soo good! Added some coconut Milk to make it more creamy, and baked some naanbread too enjoy with the Soup.

Cathryn Chase - Aug. 24, 2023, 4:42 a.m.

Delicious but needed to use 1.5x the spices to adjust to taste.

Rose Gallant - Aug. 11, 2023, 11:10 p.m.

Delish! Didn't have Zucchini, so doubled up on the carrots. Going in my recipe box!

Elsa - Aug. 9, 2023, 12:22 a.m.

Sooo delicious. Next time I make it I’ll cook it slower but for longer to get those beautiful flavours mixed! And maybe add ginger with the garlic!

Lisi - Aug. 1, 2023, 5:10 p.m.

Best lentil soup I have ever made!! 🤩

Zaida - July 24, 2023, 1:42 a.m.

I tried this recipe and it was packed in flavors and absolutely delicious! I will be making more of your recipes😊!

Jenn - July 15, 2023, 4:02 p.m.

Easy to make and very flavorful. My first time using some of these spices (definitely not last!).

I reduced the amount of water and cut the veggies a bit bigger. Worked great as a regular curry with rice.

PUL Team - July 17, 2023, 7:50 a.m.

So happy to hear, Jenn, thank you! 🤗

M - July 9, 2023, 1:33 a.m.

Delicious as always, cooked this in the instant pot and was flavorful and a family delight!

Elsa - July 8, 2023, 11:43 p.m.

Super easy to make, delicious and makes a great leftover!

Sofie - July 4, 2023, 8:42 p.m.

Super easy to make and tasty! I didn’t have zucchini so swapped for some spinach and leftover broccoli stem and it worked great. Mild and super creamy with the soy yoghurt.

PUL Team - July 6, 2023, 3:04 a.m.

🙌 🙌 thank you, Sofie!

Karolina - July 3, 2023, 11:24 a.m.

Just ❤️ . I made this soup when I was sick with Strep A (fever and sore throat). Easy, delicious and most of all - nutritious. Great comforting soup without spending too much time in the kitchen.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 3:51 a.m.

Thank you, Karolina! Wishing you an abundance of health and wellness 💛

Makayla Long - June 10, 2023, 5:03 p.m.

Very nourishing! My family and friends loved it!

Sophie - May 5, 2023, 6:50 p.m.

This soup is so easy to make and very filling and nutritious, it has become a staple! May I ask why the soy sauce was removed from the ingredient list? I really like the umami hint it adds!

PUL Team - May 6, 2023, 6:46 a.m.

Hey Sophie, keen eye! We recently updated this recipe. Instead of using soy sauce, we've replaced it with lemon to make it more suitable for the type of cuisine we're going for, but you're welcome to use the soy sauce still though 😃

Suzanne - April 30, 2023, 9:16 a.m.

Very warming, filling and cheap soup.

Martunia - April 3, 2023, 8:24 p.m.

Loved the Indian spices in this! The amount recommended in the recipe is just on point 🙂

B - March 29, 2023, 11:48 p.m.

Made this twice and absolutely love it- highly recommend! So easy and great way to get a bunch of veggies in.

Norma - Feb. 1, 2023, 11:40 a.m.

Love the recipe!

Cedar - Dec. 21, 2022, 4:11 a.m.

Absolutely delicious and filling!

Aya - Dec. 9, 2022, 11:51 p.m.

I tried this recipe out. It's so simple, with most ingredients in the house. The soup is so yummy. My friend and I both like it a lot. It's become one of my favorite recipe for sure :)

PUL Team - Dec. 10, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear, Aya!

Miruna - July 10, 2022, 6:54 p.m.

Such a classy yet simple and organised website ! Love the - pick up limes- concept, not sure if is related to only one thing-is everything that you make it be. Good job !

PUL Team - July 10, 2022, 9:36 p.m.

Thank you for the kind words, Miruna!

Elyse - May 16, 2022, 5:25 a.m.

Really great! I like this one a lot!

Ana - March 7, 2022, 10:41 p.m.

Oh My Soup! A favorite at home. I love the combination and i made it with home made herbal bouillon. Plus, love all the spices. Your work is an inspiration. Thank you!

PUL Team - March 9, 2022, 6:37 a.m.

We're so glad the soup was enjoyed, Ana, thank you 😃

Michaela - Oct. 13, 2021, 11:32 a.m.

Smells divine and tastes great. Thanks for introducing another stample into my kitchen, Sadia and team :).

PUL Team - Oct. 14, 2021, 2:59 a.m.

So happy to hear, Michaela, thank you!

Cam - Oct. 2, 2021, 4:18 a.m.

Delicious and satisfying. I didn't have garam masala but it still turned out delicious.

Dalma - Sept. 29, 2021, 8:14 a.m.

Hi :) This recipe sounds amazing. I was just wondering if I could make it in a slow cooker? I have some errands to run and it would save me a lot of time, if I could just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and leave it there. Would that effect the taste immensely?

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 9:04 p.m.

Hey there, Dalma, thanks for the question! We haven't tested it out so we can't say with absolute certainty, but we imagine it would work fine. Do let us know if you experiment with it 🤗

Margaret - Aug. 11, 2021, 7:32 p.m.

Just made it and it is delicious!! 😋

Margaret - Aug. 12, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

Day 2... I just have say, THANK YOU Sadia & PUL Team!! Y'all never fail to put out delicious recipes!! I am a very picky eater and I have several dietary restrictions. I love food, so in the past it's made me sad when I have to give up yet another food group. Since I've started making your recipes (instead of *just* watching your videos haha), I always look forward to my meals/treats :)

Renate Roze - Aug. 6, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

Hello! I have made several of your recipes and I simply wish to say- thank you! The effort you have put into this, I can feel it. Every detail is masterfully well thought out. I deeply appreciate this beautiful website and recipes. I also noticed how you have put ingredients in an order of how they should be used- that is so nice and comfortable to use!

Please keep up the good work-

Best Regards,


PUL Team - Aug. 7, 2021, 2:51 a.m.

Oh, Renate, thank you for the glowing feedback! It means so much to have you here 🥰

Victoria - Aug. 6, 2021, 1:39 p.m.

soo delicious🥰😋

Lobke - July 23, 2021, 8:13 a.m.

Love this soup! Made it a couple of times, very handy to give away to mum(-in law)s too! 😉

Joy - April 26, 2021, 7:43 a.m.

I've made this recipe plenty of times, my ultimate fave! The ingredients list doesn't show the amount for soy sauce :)

PUL Team - April 27, 2021, 5:11 a.m.

We're so glad to hear this, Joy, and thanks for the heads up! Apologies for any confusion this may have caused. We've updated the ingredient list 🙂

Joy - April 27, 2021, 6:17 a.m.

No worries. I've already memorised some of the quantities for this recipe - that's how much I love this soup! <3