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Gluten Free A-Z : Curried Purple Lentil Soup

Gluten Free A-Z : Curried Purple Lentil Soup


This recipe is what I name my “dump” soup. I simply dump every thing into the Immediate Pot and after 11 minutes of cooking, I’ve a scrumptious, nutritious, protein wealthy soup. The flavour of the soup “as is” is already good, however once I add somewhat curry powder, it takes the flavors up an enormous notch! 

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I add the curry powder after cooking as a result of my husband HATES the odor and the style of the curry powder. I would not dare add it to your entire pot of soup whereas cooking as a result of the fragrant oils in these spices could be launched into your entire condominium. Our clothes and furnishings, curtains and condominium would in all probability odor like curry.

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What precisely is curry powder made from? 

It’s a spice incessantly utilized in Indian cooking that may be a mixture of spices equivalent to floor turmeric, floor coriander, floor cumin, black pepper, floor dry mustard, cardamom, fenugreek, and cinnamon. 

I’ve learn that the fragrant spices equivalent to those I discussed above  launch risky oils that permeate and linger within the air, furnishings, curtains for a very long time. 

I might skip the curry altogether, but it surely does actually style good!

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Wash Instantly

Personally, I discover that the “odor” is enormously diminished when you solely add the curry powder to every bowl (versus cooking with them) after which just be sure you wash the bowl instantly after dinner. By no means go away it in a single day to soak. 

Vinegar and Water

I additionally learn you can put out some bowls of vinegar and water (50/50) within the kitchen to assist take in among the sturdy fragrant oil smells given off by the spices.


Able to Make The Recipe? 

All that being stated, when you nonetheless need to make curry, you’ll love this straightforward simple recipe.  

Writer of Weblog: Judee Algazi

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 11 minutes ( Plus pre-heat time about 10 minutes) 

Serves: 10 bowls


1 cup of pink lentils, washed effectively and drained

1 jar of chunky salsa

2 cups of sliced carrots 

2 cups of sliced zucchini 

2 teaspoons of ginger paste (or contemporary ginger)

4 cups of vegetable broth

4 cups of water

1 teaspoon of salt-free seasoning (equivalent to Dealer Joe’s 21 Salute) 

4 tablespoons of lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon of curry powder per particular person bowl 

Instructions for Immediate Pot (you should use the range high too)

Add pink lentils, salsa, carrots, zucchini, ginger paste, vegetable broth, water, and salt-free seasoning to the liner of the Immediate Pot. Stir effectively. Set stress cooker timer to 11 minutes. When achieved, permit to sit down for five extra minutes. Then launch steam manually in accordance the producer’s instructions. When all steam is launched, fastidiously take away the lid. Utilizing an immersion blender, mix the soup till easy. Add the lemon juice, style, and add extra seasoning if wanted. Ladle soup into every bowl for serving and add the curry powder to every bowl who desires it and stir effectively.

My Notes: 

1. I make this recipe within the Immediate Pot, however you possibly can simply make it on the range high. Simply carry to a boil, cut back warmth and simmer on medium till the pink lentils are gentle (about 25 minutes?)

2. In case you are not a fan of curry, omit it!!  You’ll nonetheless benefit from the soup.


3. All of my recipes since 2021 are oil-free and naturally vegan. My recipes have all the time been gluten-free since 2011when I started the publishing the weblog.   



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