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Curried Lentil Soup with Potatoes


Curried Lentil Soup with Potatoes

In this month's IHCC - Mystery Box Madness Challenge, we can choose a dish from Diana Henry or any previous ten IHCC chefs. This chosen dish must contain at least three of these mystery ingredients: chocolate, cherries, cinnamon, rolled oats, couscous, pomegranate, curry, coconut milk, lentils, hot peppers/chiles.

I choose Mark Bittman's Indian-style curried lentil soup. I love lentils (or dhal). So, the three mystery ingredients are: curry, coconut milk, and lentils.


Ingredients: 
(Serves 2) 

2 tablespoons rice bran oil
1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 cup minced pork
1 cup dried lentils, soaked for 4 hours & drained (I used yellow, green, and red lentils)
2 cups water
1 cup low fat coconut milk
1 medium potato
, peeled & cut into chunks
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into chunks (I used 1 orange and 1 purple sweet potatoes)


How to: 

1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. When hot, add onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir in curry powder and spices. Stir frequently until darkened and fragrant, about 1 or 2 minutes.

2. Stir in minced pork and lentils. Add water. Bring to a boil, partially cover, and turn down heat to simmer for about 20 minutes.

3. Stir occasionally until lentils are just becoming tender. Stir in all potatoes and coconut milk. Add more water if needed. Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes or until potatoes become fork-tender.

4. Serve hot with rice.


Indian spices and curry powder by trusted brand Baba's.



I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) for this week's theme, Mystery Box Madness December '14.


18 comments

  1. Looks so amazing. My husband loves curry, might need to surprise him with this one night.

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    1. Sounds great! You can increase the amount of curry powder if he likes spicy. :)

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  2. Delicious looking curry! Sedap with roti canai!

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  3. Hi Joyce
    Thank you for visiting my blog........ and here I am visiting yours. I can see that you are a good cook too. Me too, I love this brand of curry powder.

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    1. Thanks Mel! Nice knowing another fellow homecook and home baker! :)

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  4. Mmm... I love a good dal or curried lentils, such great comfort food. ;-)

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  5. A bowl of these lentils would be perfect for the cool weather we are having lately. Nice job!

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  6. That sounds like a delicious dish with lentils, vegetables and all of those lovely spices!

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  7. I love your lentil curry. Great one from Mark ;) Definitely goes very well with a plate of piping hot rice or even some nice, warm crusty bread. Yums

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  8. I came THIS close to making this. I love Bittman's recipes. Now I know I have to make it.

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