4 Reviews

I agree with the other person reviewing this recipe that the instructions are off slightly. Never would you add curry powder directly to the liquid soup, not without first putting in in a skillet with a bit of hot oil to enliven the flavors. This is especially true if you purchase your spices from a main stream grocer, as they are most likely old. I also used a few mustard and cumin seeds and only slightly chopped my spinach. Great recipe though simple and basic good food.

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Maeven6 December 13, 2011

This was so good! I also used some chicken stock- 4 cups of that and 2 cups of water. Delicious and nutritious!

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Shiraz February 12, 2009

Delicious and easy soup!! I had fun with this one!! I used 1 cup chicken stock and 5 cups water. Used 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, and garlic powder and threw in 1/4 tsp allspice for fun! I used fresh spinach and it really tasted great!! Thanks for posting!

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Chef*Lee September 23, 2008

Easy! The only issue I have with this recipe is that curry powder shouldn't be added straight to water, or added after cooking.

The Indian principle of curry-oil-onion is that the curry flavours the oil while the spices release their flavours in the heat; then the curried oil flavours the onion while it softens; then the aromatic onion gives flavour to the protein.

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CarolineOYum August 16, 2011
Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup