Curried cauliflower + lentil soup

January 4, 2010

Oh, I totally forgot to tell you about this.  That’s what happens when one packs two New Year’s Eve celebrations, one birthday, one large dinner party, and a wedding anniversary into a span of four days.  All that happiness makes a gal a touch daft!

Curried cauliflower + lentil soup
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 head cauliflower, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils (or green lentils! surely that would any case, the curry will obliterate their color)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup buttermilk or kefir
  • 3/4 tablespoon curry powder
  • salt to taste
  1. Saute the onion and seasonings.
  2. Add the lentils and water.  Bring to a boil; simmer on low until soft (approximately 20 minutes).
  3. Add the cauliflower (and more water, if needed).  Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Blend in a food processor, or with the ever-so-amazing SmartStick.  (Thanks, Santa!)
  5. Add buttermilk or kefir.
  6. Garnish with something that will make you happy.

4 Responses to “Curried cauliflower + lentil soup”

  1. Beatrice Says:

    This sounds delicious (and healthy).

  2. Carrie Says:

    Is there a substitute for curry powder? I’m little miss “bad tummy” and curries really give me heartburn.

    I think this sounds really good!

  3. onepot Says:

    Thanks, Beatrice!

    Carrie: since curry powder is a mix of several spices, perhaps there are versions that would agree with you more? You could try mixing your own. But also, I think this soup would be just as good with some more neutral, non-curry seasonings.

  4. FatCatAnna Says:

    I’m going to give this a try either tonight or tomorrow. I did a bit of research on Kefir (this is a good website – ) – and have found a grassroots organisation that has people who will “give” (some charge) for the kefir grains ( – so for now will break down and use a substitute for it, but would like to culture my own kefir at home. It’s of interest to me since I’m a Type 1 diabetic – always looking for healthy alternatives to eating (I cook from scratch 99% of the time – maybe this is my reason for being healthy after 42 years with the “D” ?).

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