The unusual addition of coconut gives a sweet, interesting flavour and a bisque-like texture to this easy and quick vegan soup. You can substitute shredded coconut for freshly grated.
- 20 Jun 2011
Used different ingredients. I used "lentils" rather than the more expensive "red lentils". The flavor was great! To me, soup should have more of a liquid content, but I did enjoy the cooked lentils with the seasoning! - 20 Jun 2011
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! This was incredible! However, as is always the case with me, I did make modifications. I only had 1 1/4 cups red lentils and I ended up using 1/4 cup regular lentils (as you can see in the picture I am submitting, the color of the soup was not uniform, but that was unimportant). I did add salt to the water when cooking the lentils and ended up adding probably close to 1 more cup of water. I used the suggested coconut milk and used Jamaican Curry Powder along with (as suggested) red pepper flakes, cumin, and cinnamon. I then prepared some Jasmine rice and steamed some broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots as that is what I had in the freezer. I spooned some veggies and some rice in a bowl and ladled the soup over top. This makes a lot of soup and I thought for sure we would have substantial leftovers, but my son ate 4 huge servings and he is only 12 years old! It was delicious and I could easily make it again and have it tonight. Be warned, however, that meat eaters may not find it substantial enough to their liking. I am a vegetarian and my husband is not and although he ate it, I do not think he will request it again any time soon. That's ok because there will be more for my son and I! Thanks for a great recipe! - 28 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)