Tuesday, October 28, 2008

$0.49 per serving ~ Indian Coconut Curried Lentil Soup

Cold and rainy today... and I'm still congested, so a nice, spicy soup is on the menu! I want to thank Karen for the tip about Target... I went to one yesterday and they have the cheapest canned beans and spices of anywhere I've gone! Yay!

Indian Coconut Curried Lentil Soup ~ $0.49 per serving
1 15oz. can garbanzo beans ($0.55)
1 cup dried lentils ($0.75)
1 can corn ($0.45)
1 can lite coconut milk ($1.25)
1 cup frozen shelled edamame ($1.00)
1 cup broth of your choice ($1.50)
1 small onion sliced thinly ($0.35)
1 tbsp. grated ginger
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. five spice powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours. Makes 12 servings.

The Verdict
It was thicker than soup, so I stirred in more broth just before serving. Josh LOVED it! Jim pronounced it "fine" which is big because he really doesn't like curry to begin with. It was not too spicy, and just right for a cold and rainy day.

Edited to add: when packing up leftovers, I discovered that this makes MUCH more soup than I'd anticipated! 12 SERVINGS!!!! And thank goodness I set up the crockpot, we had a power outage fron 6 pm to midnight!!!!

1 comment:

Jess said...

I made this for dinner with a couple of changes. I didn't have edamame so I threw in a half cup of brown rice. I also didn't have Chinese Five Spice so I used one star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and added a bit extra ginger (we all like ginger in this house!). I used 3 cups of chicken broth based on your comments on thickness and to account for the dry rice.

It tastes great! Thanks.