Lentil Soup with Minted Yogurt

Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Lentil Soup with Minted Yogurt
General Information
  • TypeEntrees
  • DifficultyEasy
  • FlavorSpicy
  • CourseMain
  • Estimated Time1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield6 servings


  • lentils
  • Carrot
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Cumin
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • curry
  • Peppermint
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Cilantro
  • vegetable broth
    vegetable broth
  • Carrot
  • 16 ounces of Lentils (yellow; dried)
  • 2 Carrot (large, peeled, chopped)
  • 3 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Onion (medium, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/4 cup of Basil (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Parsley (leaves, to garnish)
  • 4 teaspoons of Curry (powder)
  • 1/4 cup of Peppermint (fresh, chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of Plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of Cilantro (fresh, chopped)
  • 9 cups of Vegetable broth
  • 2 Carrot (large, peeled, chopped)


This is a spicy and exotic lentil dish that is enjoyed in India and throughout the world. This fiber and protein abundant meal is sure to leave you energized. It is especially satisfying with the cool peppermint yogurt, providing antioxidants to the body. Enjoy in the afternoon to keep you going, or in the evening to keep you full till the morning. Serves 6.

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Mix in onions, carrots, and garlic until softened.(10 minutes)
  3. Put in the curry, then the lentils. Mix.(1 minute)
  4. Add all of the broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, set heat to low, and let simmer for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.(1 hour)
  6. Season with salt and pepper and prepare to make the yogurt.
  7. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the yogurt, mint, cilantro, and basil.(2 minutes)
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add the lentil soup into serving bowls and top with cumin, parsley to garnish, and the mint yogurt.(2 minutes)
  10. Serve and enjoy!