Lentil Soup by Vegan Richa

broth, onion, garlic, ginger, hot green chili, ground cumin or ground coriander, turmeric, garam masala, dried thyme, black pepper, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, veggie broth or water, salt, spinach or quick cooking greens, cayenne and lemonlime juice, pepper flakes

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min


– 1/4 cup broth or water (or use 1 tsp oil)
– 1/2 onion chopped
– 4 cloves of garlic (,finely chopped)
– 1/2 inch ginger (,finely chopped)
– 1 hot green chili (finely chopped (optional), use mild or bell pepper for less heat)
– 1/2 tsp ground cumin or ground coriander (or both)
– 1/2 tsp turmeric
– 1/2 to 1 tsp garam masala (or curry powder or ethiopian berbere, or just use more of cumin or coriander)
– 1/2 tsp dried thyme (or rosemary (optional)
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 15 oz diced tomatoes (or 2 medium tomatoes, chopped)
– 3/4 cup sliced carrots (or other veggies)
– 3/4 cup lentils (or a mix of brown/green lentils, green mung beans, black eyed peas (check for debris, wash and soak for 10 Ms if needed)
– 2.5 cups veggie broth or water (3 cups for saucepan)
– 3/4 tsp salt (less or more depending on if the veggie broth is salted)
– 2 cups spinach or chopped quick cooking greens
– cayenne and lemon/lime juice to taste
– pepper flakes for garnish

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min





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