Amy’s Indian Dal Golden Lentil soup is my favorite canned soup. It’s super smooth, rich with protein from the lentils and peas, and has an amazing blend of Indian seasonings. I usually eat the entire can for dinner all by myself.
I once considered buying a case of it from Amazon, thinking I would feel better buying in bulk and cutting their almost $4/can price by a few dimes.
But I didn’t.
I made a version of this soup earlier in the year that was really good but not exactly the same.
This latest version is spot on.
I used the ingredient list and order of ingredients to base my recipe. After the peas and lentils have cooked with the broth and seasonings, it’s just a matter of blending it to get the same texture as Amy’s soup.
I’m so happy to have a solid option to turn to that saves money too!
Copycat Amy’s Indian Golden Lentil Soup
- 1 cup (127 g) diced onion (1 small)
- 2 (9 g) garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons (16 g) minced ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1/3 cup (69 g) yellow split peas (dry)
- 1/2 cup (128 g) red lentils
- 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup (179 g) chopped carrots (about 3 carrots)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons curry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Heat a thin layer (about 2-3 tablespoons) of water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add in diced onion and water sauté for 2 minutes. Next add in garlic, ginger, and cumin seeds and cook for 2 minutes.
- Now add the yellow split peas, red lentils, tomatoes, broth, carrots, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and remaining seasonings. Return to a boil, cover and turn down to a low boil and cook for 45 minutes. Before removing from heat, test a yellow pea - it should be tender. If not cook another 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Puree in a blender until smooth or use an immersion blender while in the saucepan.
Do you have a favorite Amy’s soup? xo