Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup

What’s better than delicious homemade soup?

EASY delicious homemade soup.

Actually, add “simple” to that, too. Simple, easy, delicious homemade soup.

That’s what we have right here!

Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup - Love this simple pressure cooker soup recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that's on the table in minutes. Vegan & gluten-free.

First, let’s talk about the delicious part. Carrots and ginger, friends, all pureed up in a creamy soup. Need I say more? Okay, I’ll say a more because I’m me.

I adore this carrot ginger soup, and this Instant Pot Curried Carrot Lentil Soup is a spin-off of that one. For this recipe, I added red lentils for protein and nutrition, plus a good amount of curry powder for loads of flavor.

So, delicious? Check.

Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup - Love this simple pressure cooker soup recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that's on the table in minutes. Vegan & gluten-free.

Next, we’ve got the “easy.” Well, if you have an Instant Pot, you know about easy. Throw everything in, push a couple of buttons, wait awhile, done. (Even though this recipe does call for one more step – pureeing – but it’s still just about as easy as you can get.)

Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup - Love this simple pressure cooker soup recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that's on the table in minutes. Vegan & gluten-free.

Simple? Check check. This recipe calls for only 9 ingredients – and that’s if you include the olive oil, salt, and pepper.

I love simple soup recipes like this one – especially when the complex flavor makes it taste like you used way more than the handful of ingredients you did.

Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup - Love this simple pressure cooker soup recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that's on the table in minutes. Vegan & gluten-free.

Simple, easy, delicious, creamy carrot-lentil soup, right in the Instant Pot. And right in my belly.

Love this stuff.

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Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup

Love this souper – err, super – simple recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that’s on the table in minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion (about 1 cup), diced
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger (about 1 pinky-size piece ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 cups baby carrots or about 4 medium carrots, peeled and diced large
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup dried red lentils, rinsed well
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt + more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more to taste

Optional garnishes:

  • Fresh cilantro
  • Coconut milk
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. Saute onion for 5 minutes
  2. Hit the “Saute” button on your Instant Pot. Add olive oil. When hot, add the onions. Saute until transluscent, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and curry powder and cook, stirring, until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the carrots, broth, lentils, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the release valve is in the “sealing” position. Press the “Manual” button and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  5. The Instant Pot take about 10 minutes to warm up and then will start cooking. After the 10 minutes is up, quick-release by flipping the release valve to “venting” – a little at a time at first.
  6. Once venting is complete, remove the Instant Pot lid. Let cool for a few minutes, then puree. You can either use a stick blender (also known as an immersion blender) or puree in batches in the blender.
  7. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if desired. Ladle into bowls, garnish if desired, and serve.

Recipe cook time includes saute time and Instant Pot warm-up time of about 10 minutes.

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Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup - Love this simple pressure cooker soup recipe! Sweet carrots, aromatic curry spices, a bite of ginger, all pureed with red lentils for a creamy and hearty soup that's on the table in minutes. Vegan & gluten-free.

Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.