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A Bowl Of Lentil Soup

Warming Lentil Coconut Soup

Warm up with this comforting lentil coconut soup. Rich in flavour and a favourite in our household.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Mixed
Servings 6 people
Calories 460 kcal


  • Soup Pan


  • 2 cans lentils drained and washed
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 chili pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 big carrot cut in 1 cm thick half circles
  • 2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp coriander ground
  • 1 can coconut milk full fat
  • 2 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • 1200 ml water
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • to taste cilantro


  • Cook the tomato, onion, garlic, chili and ginger for about 7 minutes or until the tomatoes have released most of the moisture.
  • Add the remaining ingredients apart from the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Let it simmer on low for 40 minutes. Add the coconut milk and boil for 10 more minutes. Taste for salt and pepper.
  • To make a thicker sauce add 2 to 3 tbsp of cornstarch combined with 2 tbsp of the soup liquids in a bowl before stirring in the soup.
    Serve with fresh cilantro, peppers and a dollop of coconut yoghurt. Enjoy!
Keyword Dinner, Lentils, Soup