Microwave ovens vary. Time given is approximate. Uneven microwave heating may cause popping, movement of pouch and/or splattering.
- Tear to vent. Place pouch standing upright in the microwave.
- Microwave on HIGH for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Careful, let stand in microwave for 1 minute.
- Remove pouch from microwave using COOL TOUCH areas. CAUTION: POUCH & PRODUCT WILL BE HOT.
- Pour soup into bowl and stir before serving.
Are you a fan of curry? How about lentils? Until a couple years ago, I would have said "No" to both of those questions. However, spending time overseas and being in remote parts of the world where only certain foods were available has changed my palette and encouraged me to branch out.
It's actually been quite enjoyable. There are still times when I try some unique dish that shouldn't even be considered edible, but, for the most part, I usually like the food that represents different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Curry is one of those things that I think many Americans have misconceptions about. I regularly hear people say they don't like curry because it's too spicy or smells bad. I take that as a sign that they don't know much about curry. Different curry dishes can have many different flavors based on the types of spices and chillies that are used. Whether a curry dish is spicy or not and it's smell totally depends on what type of curry it is.
So if you've noticed the Golden Lentil Soup with Madras Curry by Campbell's Go Soup and you think you won't like it because you've tasted curry before and weren't impressed, it might taste very different than what you'd expect.
I recently tried the soup for lunch and it definitely had a strong curry flavor. Madras curry is typically one of the spicier curries and this soup definitely gives some heat, but I didn't feel like my mouth was on fire when I finished. It reminded me of different Yellow curries I've had at Indian buffets.
The challenge for me with this soup was the texture. Lentil soup doesn't really have any. It tasted like everything was pureed and there were some small chunks of spinach, but it felt like I was eating a bisque. It's not a problem with the soup, as I'm sure many people prefer it this way, but I like mine to be a little chunkier. It's a matter of preference more than criticism.
In terms of flavors, the Golden Lentil with Madras Curry certainly has a bold taste that stands out above many other bland soups you can buy in a can from the grocery store.
It may be a bold taste that you're not familiar with, but I think it's worth a try.