Coral lentil soup with eggplant and coconut milk: vegan & delicious

Coral lentil soup with eggplant and coconut milk: vegan & delicious

Updated: 07/27/2021 – 20:07

So delicious and quick
Delicious & vegan: coral lentil soup with eggplant and coconut milk


The combination of red lentils and eggplant is incredibly delicious and gets a big Asian twist from the coconut milk and fresh cilantro.  So good - you have to try this lentil soup!

Photo: StockFood / Gräfe & Unzer Verlag / Crawford, Becca

The combination of red lentils and eggplant is incredibly delicious and gets a big Asian twist from the coconut milk and fresh cilantro. So good – you have to try this lentil soup!

Do you love coral lenses and are you looking for a new combination? Then our red lentil soup with eggplant and coconut milk is made for you!

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2-3 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2cm of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry paste, red
  • 400g drained tomatoes
  • 200 ml vegetable stock, vegan
  • 600ml coconut milk
  • 250g red lentils
  • 1 handful of coriander leaves
  • salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation time:

  • about 20 minutes (plus 40 minutes of cooking)

And here’s how it’s done:


  1. First, wash and cut the aubergines and quarter them lengthwise, then cut them into bite-sized cubes. Peel and finely chop the shallots, garlic and ginger. Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the aubergines over high heat, turning them until lightly browned. Add the shallots, garlic and ginger and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Then stir in the spices and curry paste and simmer briefly. Now mix the tomato passata and pour in the broth and coconut milk. Rinse the lentils, drain them, place them in the pan and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, rinse the coriander leaves, shake them and set a few stems aside. Remove the remaining leaves and chop them finely. Season the soup with salt and pepper and stir in the chopped cilantro. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and serve. The soup is ready, we wish you a good appetite!


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