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Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

This curry-coconut-lentil soup is so vibrant and is so creamy delicious! It is packed with flavor thanks to garam masala curry and spices. And sweet potatoes and coconut milk gives it a smooth and velvety consistency.

Curry-coconut-lentil soup comes together in 1 pot and is easy peasy!

You start by sautéing onion, garlic, and ginger until tender. Then add the spices, the lentils and finally the sweet potato — which is the primary vegetable in this soup. However, you can also sub for another seasonal favorite — pumpkin or if you like carrots or parsnips. Something hearty is best.

Vegetable (or chicken) broth and coconut milk add flavor and creaminess. But the true flavors come from the fresh ginger, tomato paste (umami pure!) cumin, garam masala spice and a pinch of cayenne. Creamy, fragrant, delicious. Making this curry-coconut-lentil soup recipe the perfect choice for those chilly days.

So good you may just want to make a big batch. Curry is kind of like chili, it’s even better the next day. And the day after…YES…leftovers are fantastic!

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

I really hope you enjoy this lentil soup recipe as much as we do. It’s:

Luxuriously creamy.
Naturally sweet from the sweet potatoes and coconut milk.
Nourishing and comforting. And as a vegan soup, perfectly satisfying.
Subtly spiced & extremely delicious.

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

For more healthy vegan curry recipes try:

Coconut Korma Curry with Chickpeas & Roasted Vegetables
Coconut Chickpea Curry with Sweet Potato
Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry

Or try one of my other favorite lentil soup recipes:

Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Bulgur, Red Pepper & Mint
Turmeric Ginger Lentil Soup

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Creamy coconut milk, protein-packed red lentils, sweet potato and aromatic spices combine to create this comforting, satisfying, but totally-good-for-you curry. A naturally vegan and gluten-free recipe. Serves 4-6
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: Elle
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh peeled and grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup red lentils (200 g)
  • 350-400 g peeled and chopped sweet potato (1 medium to large sized)
  • 750 ml vegetable or chicken broth
  • 125 ml water
  • 400 ml can organic coconut milk
  • freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
  • cilantro (or parsley) and toasted coconut, for garnish
  1. In a large dutch (or soup pot) heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste, cumin, garam masala, cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Cook another minute, until aromatic.
  3. Add the lentils, sweet potato, broth and bring it up to a simmer. Turn the heat down to low and cook, partially covered, for 30 minutes until the sweet potato is tender. Stir in the coconut milk to warm through and add and fresh lime juice to taste.

  4. Using an immersion blender (or blender, in batches) puree the soup until velvety smooth. Taste, and add a bit more salt if desired. 

  5. Garnish to fresh cilantro and toasted coconut. Serve hot with more lime wedges. Enjoy!

  • I add the juice of 1/2 a lime to the soup and serve it with extra wedges so that everyone can add more as desired.
  • Leftovers will keep covered in the fridge for up to a week.

If you make this Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato recipe, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! Be sure to rate it and leave a comment below to let me know! Especially if you have tips for other readers. Or take a picture and tag me on Instagram @ellerepublic and don’t forget to hashtag #ellerepublic so I don’t miss it!

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