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Red Lentil Soup in a green bowl
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Vegan Red Lentil and Curry Soup recipe (Tlokheh/Aadas)

Thick and hearty lentil soup recipe, known as "Aadas," or "Tlokheh," in the Middle East. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 6 bowls
Calories: 263kcal


  • 1 medium potato (diced)
  • 1 cup red lentil
  • ¼ cup rice
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ cup vermicelli noodles
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 T curry
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)


  • Rinse rice to remove excess starch. Wash lentil and strain. Dice the potato and add to a pot, along with the lentil and rice. Add 3 cups of water.
  • Bring the contents of the pot to a boil. Lower the temperature, then simmer, covered, for approximately 20 minutes until most of the water has been absorbed.
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan, and sauté the onion and vermicelli noodles until the onion is soft and the noodles are brown.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan, along with one cup of water. Stir until it all comes together.
  • Add the saucepan ingredients to the rice, potato, and lentil mixture, along with two cups of water. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • If the soup gets too thick, just add more water until it reaches the desired consistency.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 588mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g