Skip to Content

Curried Lentil Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Adding a little curry powder to a regular soup recipe can make all the difference. This curried lentil soup is a spicy twist on my tomato and lentil soup.

Red lentils are perfect for keeping on standby in the cupboard, whether you are using them to thicken up a soup, or adding them to a soup maker for a delicious lentil soup recipe.

curried lentil soup

How To Make Curried Lentil Soup in a Soup Maker

I made this recipe in my Ninja Soup Maker, but you can just as easily make it in any soup maker. If you are using the Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker you will need to reduce the quantity by about a third.

What You Need:

(Please scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for full instructions and to print it out)

  • onion + garlic
  • 2 small carrots (optional)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 100g/150g red lentils
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • Veg stock up to the MAX line

You can use any curry powder you want to. Sometimes I use a hot curry powder, other times, like for this recipe, I used a tikka masala spice mix – it tasted amazing! I added 2 tbsp of curry powder, but you can adjust according to how spicy you like your food.

Do I Need To Soak The Red Lentils?

When you are cooking with red lentils you don’t need to soak them ahead of time or precook them. Just give them a really good rinse under some cold running water.

How Thick Is Curried Lentil Soup?

The thickness of the soup will depend on how many lentils you add. If you add 150g it will be quite a thick soup – add less if you prefer a thinner consistency. When you are adding them in to the soup maker uncooked it won’t look like you are adding that many – but they really expand when they are boiled!

Also, if you leave the soup for any amount of time a thin layer will form on top of it – it’s nothing to worry about, you can just scrape it off.

When I am adding the stock I tend to add either the pot or the cube directly to the soup maker and then pour hot water in last, up to the MAX line. You can make up some of the stock separately first to dissolve it, but I don’t find it makes too much difference – and I’m all for saving time!

curried lentil soup
Soup Maker Recipe Book: 100 Delicious & Nutritious Soup Recipes

100 soup maker recipes that can be used for any soup maker!

I used the Morphy Richards soup maker to develop these recipes but they can be used for the Ninja Soup Maker as well as other models.

We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you.
03/13/2024 09:36 pm GMT
curried lentil soup

Curried Lentil Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Curried lentil soup is a tasty combination of curry powder, lentils and tomatoes.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, chopped (optional)
  • 100g - 150g red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 to 2 tbsp curry powder (depending on how spicy you like it!)
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable stock cube/pot + hot water


  1. Rinse the red lentils under cold water.
  2. Add all ingredients to the soup maker, including the stock pot/cube.
  3. Add hot water up to the MAX line.
  4. Place the lid on and set off on smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Facebook

I accept the Privacy Policy


Thursday 24th of February 2022

What size soup maker is this recipe for? I have the 1ltr capacity one, is that right or do I have to divide the ingredients?

Jaki Brophy

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021


How much curry powder is added to make is soup spicy please?

Thank you

Liana Green

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Hi Jaki - oops sorry, I forgot to add that in the recipe card (!) - I have updated it now. I tend to use 1 to 2 tbsp of curry powder depending on a) the type of curry powder (some are hotter than others) and b) how spicy I want it to be. I would start with 1 tbsp and add some more if it's not hot enough.


Tuesday 13th of July 2021

I tried this and other soup like Tomato Basil and Mix veg with some variations in my morphy Richard soup maker. All were delicious. Thank you.

Skip to Recipe