Vegan Indian Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Vegan Indian Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Vegan Indian Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Ready to impress and try something new? You will be blown away by this Vegan Indian Yellow Curry Lentil Soup. This plant-based twist on a classic Indian dish brings together the goodness of lentils, aromatic spices, and the creamy luxury of coconut milk without compromising on flavor or authenticity.

The Heartiness of Lentils

Lentils, a protein powerhouse, take center stage in this dish. Packed with nutrients and fiber, lentils provide a hearty base for the soup, making it a wholesome and satisfying choice for vegans and non-vegans alike.

If you're like us and have someone in the family who needs meat for dinner, this dish pairs great with chicken. I made some spinach turmeric chicken meatballs which are shown in some of my pictures.

Self Care with anti-inflamitory spices

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Health benefits of Indian Spices

The true essence of Indian cuisine lies in its harmonious blend of spices, and this vegan yellow curry lentil soup is no exception. Turmeric, coriander, mustard, fennel, cardamom and ginger and found in yellow curry work together to create a tapestry of flavors that is both healthy and plant-based.

Turmeric has been a staple in traditional medicine for centuries, and for good reason. In this humble yellow spice, you will find anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants, which will increase joint health, heart health, brain health, digestive health, can help prevent cancer, and give us better skin. Uh... yes please!

Just remember that this stuff is very pigmented. It may stain your nails, countertops, clothes, and invisalign. (speaking from experience)


Level Up with Coconut Milk

The velvety and rich texture of coconut milk remains a key player in this vegan rendition, providing the same luxurious quality without any animal products. Coconut milk not only adds a sweet creamy touch but also contributes a hint of tropical indulgence to the dish.

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup





Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

40 min

Who says vegan is boring?! Seriously this rich creamy dish is is a favorite that you will want to come back to again and again.


Alixandrea Tieben


  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup yellow lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 Cups Vegetable broth (or chicken broth if not vegan)
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh cilantro and limes for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until translucent.

  2. Add garlic and ginger, sautéing until fragrant.

  3. Add the carrots and bell pepper and sauté for an additional two minutes.
  4. Stir in curry powder, turmeric, cayenne and salt, allowing the spices to bloom for a minute.

  5. Add the washed lentils and saute for a couple minutes

  6. Pour in the coconut milk, vegetable broth, sugar and cinnamon. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender.

  7. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes until the soup reaches your desired consistency. You can always add a cornstarch slurry to thicken if desired.

  8. Take out the cinnamon sticks and serve. Garnish with rice, fresh cilantro, limes and serve hot.

Vegan Indian Yellow Curry Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk is the answer to that exotic meal you've been craving. I can't wait to have people over and make this! FYI, Jerry rated this meal a 10/10.

Find me making this recipe on instagram. If you make this, feel free to tag me @mora_ceramics.

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Written by Alixandrea Tieben


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