Calypso Queen Denyse Plummer rolls out a Tomato and Lentil Soup with Joel in the Cup of Joe kitchen.


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

4-6 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon geera

½ teaspoon of coriander

¼ cup tomato paste

2 cups tomato sauce

10-12 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 cup of lentils 
4 cups of vegetable stock

2 cups of water

Salt and Pepper

A pinch of cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons of sugar

½ cup of heavy cream


  1. In a pot of water, bring lentils to a boil and simmer for at least 30 - 35 minutes or until peas are soft.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot, add onions and sauté for 2 minutes, add garlic, curry, geera and coriander, cook stirring 2-3 minutes until the spices become fragrant.
  3. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, tomatoes, lentils and stir in with onions and spices. Pour in stock and water, bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tomatoes have broken down, add salt and pepper to taste, a pinch of cayenne and sugar.
  5. Add cream, stir and serve hot.

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