Lentil curry soup with sweet potatoes – recipes

by Sophia Boussel

September 16, 2022
3 o’clock

Regensburg.I’m not really a big soup fan, but the slightly spicy lentil curry with sweet potato packs a punch and is also very nutritious.

Autumn is my very favorite season. I love strolling in the still rather warm “Indian Summer”, and I’m also looking forward to having warm evenings at home again. Best with delicious and warm food.

As a vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes with a certain kick that don’t necessarily come from German cuisine. Since lentil curry soup is quick and easy to prepare, it’s a good idea to cook it in large batches and freeze it in boxes. So you can either take them to work later in the week or heat a bowl in the microwave or on the stove at home quickly. It tastes better when reheated.

Red lentils are very healthy and provide a good source of protein, especially for vegetarians and vegans. Sweet potatoes contain a lot of vitamin E that protects skin cells from skin aging. It is, so to speak, a real beauty product. Ginger helps prevent colds in the fall. But no matter how healthy lentil soup is – the most important thing is that it tastes good and is not too complicated.


And here’s how to make the soup: First, wash the sweet potatoes and carrots and remove the peel. Also peel onions, garlic (you can also use garlic powder) and ginger. Cut the ginger and all other ingredients into as small cubes as possible. Then fry the sweet potatoes and carrots in a skillet with olive oil. Now add the curry powder and stir it briefly, as this is how the flavors of the spice develop better.

Now add the lentils, onion, garlic and ginger and stir for a while. It is better not to add salt yet, otherwise the red lentils will not become really soft. Now pour about 350ml of water into the saucepan and let the soup simmer for 20 minutes with the lid closed and over low heat. Once the lentils are soft, coconut milk can be added. Let everything soak and season with salt.

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it. If you like, you can also add some cilantro – this is a matter of taste. To serve, season the soup with lemon juice and pepper. Pour the lentil soup into bowls, possibly adding a little cream or yoghurt. Cucumber slices are also suitable as a fresh cover. Fresh baguette or herb baguette from the oven is a must when dipped in soup.

the ingredients

For two people you need: 1 medium sweet potato

2-3 large carrots, 1/2 garlic clove or garlic powder, 1 small piece of ginger, 1 medium onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder, 150g red lentils, 150ml coconut milk, Salt and pepper, 1 lemon, optional: coriander, milk and baguette

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