Dr Mirkin’s Soupy Golden Dal (Lentil Soup)

BY Gabe Mirkin TIMEFebruary 3, 2022 PRINT

It’s hard to go wrong when you cook with vegetables, pulses and beans. You don’t need to worry about precise measurements, cooking times or ingredient preparation. The recipe give you general guidelines, but if you do things a little differently, chances are your dish will still be delicious!

You can use regular (green/brown) lentils for this soup, too; it will taste just as good but the color is not as pretty.


1 cup orange lentils
4 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 dried red pepper, crumbled
2 t. curry powder
6 cups bouillon
1 t. fresh tarragon leaves, chopped (optional)


Bring all of the ingredients except the tarragon to a boil in a large pot and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Mash the lentils or puree them in a blender or food mill. Reheat and add the chopped tarragon leaves.

4-6 servings

Happy healthy eating!
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Gabe Mirkin
Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D. brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology.
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