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Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Curry and Potatoes

Lentil soup in white bowl with spoon and striped linen.

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Curry and Potatoes

I love soup. No really, I LOVE SOUP! When eating out, I always order a bowl to start the meal. At home, I’m a big fan of bean soups. I like them simple and delicious; and I often eat the leftovers for breakfast. This Instant Pot lentil soup recipe was an instant favorite in our house. It’s incredibly easy to make, yet lacking nothing in flavor. I believe I ate 3 bowls within 24 hours of making it. I only stopped because it ran out.

There are few things as satisfying to me as creating an amazing meal without having to destroy the kitchen. I guess that’s part of my ongoing obsession with the Instant Pot. Not every dish I make with it only uses one pot, but this one does! That alone is worth giving this recipe a try. Plus, it’s pretty cheap and healthy all at the same time!

 

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The Process

Olive oil in Instant Pot.

Using sauté setting – add oil to pot…

 

Diced onions, carrots, and celery in pot.

…along with onions, celery, and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

Sautéing mirepoix topped with curry powder, salt, sugar, and minced garlic.

Add salt, sugar, garlic, ginger, vinegar, and curry powder – cook for 1 minute…

 

Mirepoix sautéing with curry spices.

…stirring constantly to fully incorporate curry.

 

Chopped red potatoes on top of of veggies.

Then add potatoes…

 

Dried lentils and white potatoes on top of veggies.

…lentils…

 

Chicken broth and dried lentils in pot.

…6 cups of broth…

 

Chicken broth and diced tomatoes with curry spices in pot.

…and tomatoes. Mix well. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure.

 

Cooked curry lentil soup in pot.

Once time is complete, quick release pressure.

 

Pouring broth into lentil soup.

Then add 2 cups of broth and mix well. (This will help stop the potatoes from over-cooking.)

 

And this is the AMAZING result…

Lentil soup in white bowl with spoon and striped linen.

 

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Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Curry and Potatoes

Complete meal in one bowl, with warm and rich flavors.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword curry, lentil soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 362 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger grated
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 lb. red potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. green lentils
  • 8 cups chicken/vegetable broth divided
  • 14.5 oz. can tomatoes petite diced

Instructions

  1. Using sauté setting – add oil to pot, along with onions, celery, and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Add salt, sugar, garlic, ginger, vinegar, and curry powder – cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly to fully incorporate curry.

  3. Then add potatoes, lentils, 6 cups of broth, and tomatoes. Mix well. 

  4. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure. Once time is complete, quick-release pressure.

  5. Then add 2 cups of broth and mix well. (This will help stop the potatoes from over-cooking.)

  6. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Curry and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 405mg 17%
Potassium 1317mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 21g 84%
Sugars 6g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 18.7%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 42.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    tony
    September 18, 2018 at 10:51 am


    Adding broth, at end of cooking, to stop potatoes from turning into smoosh is a great idea. Glad I found your site. Great recipes and great advise

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      September 18, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks! We’re glad you found our site too. 🙂

  • Reply
    Elissa
    December 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I’m making this now, but…7 minutes to cook one pound of dry lentils? I’ve made other lentil dishes in my IP before and it always calls for 15 minutes. Is this a typo?

    • Reply
      Gary
      December 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      No, it’s not a typo. I don’t like when lentils are cooked to mush. With this method, they will keep a little texture.

  • Reply
    Carol C Papas
    January 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm


    7 minutes is perfect. I loved the recipe. Highly personal modification would be a few more potatoes. I halved small gold potatoes, trying to create the equivalent of 2 medium russets. I will double next time. But, it is delicious. Perfect spice level, nice broth to lentil ratio and super easy.

  • Reply
    Quandra
    March 27, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you for the recipe and thank you all for the feedback! I’m making this tonight!

  • Reply
    Yadira Creech
    April 4, 2019 at 6:21 am

    this is an amazing recipe!

  • Reply
    Yadira Creech
    April 4, 2019 at 6:22 am


    Delicious! I’m definitely keeping this recipe on my book!

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