Lentil Soup



  • Olive Oil (3 TBS)
  • Shredded Noodles  (1/4 Cup)
  • Water (10 Cups)
  • Red Lentils (2 Cups)
  • Salt (1.5 TS)
  • Onion (1)
  • Garlic (2 Cloves)
  • Curry powder (1 TS)
  • Ground Cumin (1/2 TS)
  • Tomato Sauce (1 Cup)
  • Lemon (2 TBS)


  1. In a large (10 quart) sauce dish, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and set heat on high.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of shredded noodles and stir with a wooden spoon until golden brown.
  3. As soon as you see some color to the noodles, add the water, 10 cups.
  4. As soon as the water comes to a boil, add 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 cups of red lentils.
  5. Set the heat on medium and let the lentils cook. Usually takes about 30 minutes with lid covered.
  6. In a small non stick skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set heat on high.
  7. Chop one small onion and add it to the skillet. Once you’ve added the onion, turn heat to medium.
  8. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and add to the skillet.
  9. Sauté for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
  10. Add salt, curry powder, and ground cumin. Stir with wooden spoon.
  11. Add tomato sauce then lemon.
  12. Stir everything together then turn the heat off.
  13. When lentils are almost finished cooking, set the heat on low and add the sauce mix to the lentils. Stir everything together.
  14. Let it cook on low heat for about 20 minutes then turn it off.

*** TIP *** Total cooking is 50 minutes. 30 minutes for lentils without sauce. Then add sauce and cook for another 20 minutes on low heat.

Enjoy 🙂