Thai Style Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Coconut Red Lentil Soup is a Mantra Room Fav! Simple and delicious one pot soup recipe that is light, tasty, nutritious and wonderful as a quick and easy summer dinner for the whole family.


  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or crushed
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 1/2 litres water
  • 6 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 375g packet red lentils, rinsed
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, stalk and centre removed and cut finely with scissors
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass
  • 200g button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • A good squeeze of lemon or lime juice to taste


Heat oil in large pan

Add curry paste, onion, garlic and sweet potato, cook, stirring until vegetables are coated

Add water, stock, lentils, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass to the pan Bring to the boil and add mushrooms

Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until lentils are tender

Stir in coconut cream, soy sauce and pepper

Stir over heat until hot

Add a good squeeze of lemon or lime

Garnish with spring onions, baby spinach sliced finely, and or coriander