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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 1/2 cup broth to a boil in a pot; reduce heat and simmer. Add onion and garlic and simmer until onion is translucent and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, garam masala, and cayenne pepper into onion mixture; simmer for 1 minute.

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  • Stir lentils into spiced onion mixture; cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add remaining 3 1/2 cups broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir lemon juice into soup and garnish with feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 11.1g 22% DV; carbohydrates 32.5g 11% DV; fat 1g 2% DV; cholesterol 1.7mg 1% DV; sodium 193.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2017
I just made this soup for dinner and it was delicious! I added a couple of small peeled, chopped potatoes . I didn't use feta garnish for total vegan meal and it was perfect. The easy Garam Masala recipe from Kitchen Barbarian was a life saver for quick use. Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2018
Tried it and it wasn t for us... I truly love Indian food too??????? Read More
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2017
I just made this soup for dinner and it was delicious! I added a couple of small peeled, chopped potatoes . I didn't use feta garnish for total vegan meal and it was perfect. The easy Garam Masala recipe from Kitchen Barbarian was a life saver for quick use. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
Mmmmm! I wish I would have made a grilled cheese to go with this! A nice change from the usual tomato soup. The spices are perfect. I made the recipe exactly as written, except I was unsure whether to use dry or cooked lentils. I decided to go with cooked, and used a pack of Melissa's steamed lentils (about 1.5 cups - I used the whole package). It's not til after I made the soup that I decided to check ChefJorge's personal version of the recipe and I saw that he calls for DRIED/UNCOOKED lentils. This was omitted in the editing process. I imagine cooking the dry lentils in the broth would thicken the soup a bit. Mine was a little thin, but definitely not a bad thing. The flavor was amazing and I'll definitely be making this one again. I loved the added tang of the lemon, and saltiness of the feta. YUM! Thank you ChefJorge for the delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
Great flavor! Nice and spicey the right amount of spice too! I was alittle nervous with so much cinnamon but it was perfect. Now I will make some scones to have with this soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
I followed the recipe but didn't have garam masala. At first the aroma seemed a bit weird and strong so I didn't serve it to some friends. A few days later my husband and I had it and it was great! Spicy but not too much. I used brown lentils since that is all I had so it had to be cooked longer but it was very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
I used green lentils and increased the cooking time otherwise I followed the recipe. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2017
I didn t have the garam masala but substituted a little ground cloves nutmeg pepper and a bay leaf. Very interesting flavor and unique. I enjoyed and will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2017
Excellent recipe - definitely a keeper! This is a very flavorful dish. Sweet-sour-spicy=yum! Only thing I added was more tomatoes and a few more lentils and I always add Asian fish sauce to all my soups/stews for an umami boost (personal preference). Nature's MSG. I thinned mine with V-8 but tomato juice or more broth would work well too. PS make your own garam masala blend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2017
lovely and great flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2016
Very tasty. I'd add a little more spice and maybe a little more salt. A little chili garlic sauce did the trick for that. But I like spicy food so that's just me. Very solid recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2018
Tried it and it wasn t for us... I truly love Indian food too??????? Read More