20+ Delicious Indian Soups (Indian Soup Recipes)

Looking for some tasty Indian soups for dinner or lunch? There are so many great options! From Mulligatawny Soup, to Curried Butternut Squash Soup, Tikka Masla Soup, and more! Here are 20+ delicious Indian soup recipes to try at home!

Below are some classic Indian soup recipes that you may or may not have tried.

Some of these, like Mulligatawny Soup are traditional Indian cuisine, while others, like Tikka Masala Soup and Butter Chicken Soup, are more new-school with an Indian flavor twist. But the one thing they all have in common is that they’re super delicious and easy to prepare!

Find something everyone will love with these 20+ Indian soups.

Be sure to check out these Indian appetizersside dishes, Indian chicken recipes and vegetarian Indian recipes too. Plus, for more inspiration, here’s 50+ Indian Foods. And finish off your meal with one of these Indian desserts.

The BEST Indian Soups

Indian tomato soup in grey bowl topped with naan croutons.
This Indian Tomato Soup is not your average tomato soup recipe! Made with warm and vibrant Indian spices and topped with homemade naan croutons and a Greek yogurt sauce, it’s a silky smooth vegetarian meal that comfort food fanatics will love.
Indian Tomato Soup
Overhead shot of bowl of curry butternut squash soup next to bowl of salt & pepper, and loaf of bread on light blue background.
This Curried Butternut Squash Soup is deliciously rich & creamy and perfect for chilly fall days. (Vegan + Vegetarian options)
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Classic Indian chicken tikka masala turned into a soup that is the definition of cozy. Slurping encouraged.
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Curried Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Vegan Curried Cauliflower Soup- infused with Indian Spices and coconut milk, this simple healthy soup is vibrant, healthy and glowing!
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This veggie-packed lentil soup is thick, creamy, and full of chunky veggies and Indian flavors. Tastes even better after a day in the fridge!
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Red lentil soup made in the crock pot (slow cooker) requires just 15 minutes of prep work! This dal soup has coconut milk to add richness and curry powder.
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This is the best mulligatawny soup recipe. Period. Mildly spicy, with mild curry flavor and beautiful color. Try it with beef and mushrooms, too.
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If you love classic butter chicken, you’ll love this rich and creamy soup recipe. It’s the perfect cozy meal for a chilly night.
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This creamy curry potato soup is Thai-inspired and full of flavors that are perfect for the cooler weather this fall.
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Vegan Garam Masala Carrot Soup. This easy, creamy dairy free carrot soup comes together in less than 45 minutes, using just a sheet pan and blender.
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This delicious and frugal chickpea and potato curry soup is the most gorgeous color and is packed with flavor. With carrots for sweetness, this hearty protein-packed plant-based soup is so cozy!
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Indian Tomato Soup with Crispy Naan Croutons - Cooking for Keeps
Indian Tomato Soup with Crispy Naan Croutons
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This delicious Indian spiced cauliflower soup uses roasted cauliflower, tomatoes and Indian spices, for a hearty cauliflower soup.
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Moong Dal Tadka or yellow lentil soup is an Indian lentil recipe made from split yellow moong lentils & spices in instant pot pressure cooker
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This Ayurvedic Kitchari (also known as Khichdi) is a healthy meal made from split mung beans and rice and is vegan and gluten-free.
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Creamy spiced carrot soup is an easy and delicious soup recipe, perfect for chilly days when you just need a bowl of soup to warm you up.
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Palak Shorba is like spinach soup with Indian spices. Palak Shorba is rich in taste with full nutrition. It is Mughlai Cuisine popular in Central Asia.
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Are you in love with Indian food and love soups? Then you will absolutely love this Toor Dal spiced with turmeric and ginger!
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Delicious traditional South Indian sambar recipe. It is a dal or lentil stew cooked with vegetables and sambar masala powder. Pairs best with idli, dosa, vada, and rice.
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Garam Masala Spiced Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup.
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An easy Chickpea Soup recipe that comes together in about 30 minutes. And made by using a few pantry staples including masala seasonings.
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Spiced Pea Soup with Crispy Paneer
Spiced Pea Soup with Crispy Paneer. Fried paneer gives this Spiced Pea Soup a lovely crispy texture that works well with the richness of the peas and the coconut milk.
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Indian-Spiced Roasted Tomato Soup with Paneer Croutons is an end-of-summer, transition-into-fall creamy, flavorful soup.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these Indian soup recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

Wine Pairings for Indian Food

  • Indian dishes are heavily spiced and rich with complex flavors and aromas. The key is pairing the complexity with a fruity, cold wine like a sweet Riesling or a floral Rosé. 
  • A crisp Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc also pair well with the spicy, savory flavors.

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20+ BEST Indian Soups

Looking for some tasty Indian soups for dinner or lunch? There are so many great options! Here are 20+ delicious Indian soup recipes to try at home! Try this Curried Butternut Squash Soup. It's deliciously rich & creamy and perfect for chilly fall days.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people


Curried Butternut Squash Soup:


  • In a large stockpot, over medium heat, add olive oil, butternut squash, apples and onions. Saute for 10 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder, cumin, and cinnamon. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and stock and simmer for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth with either an immersion blender or a regular blender in batches.
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Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 1220mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 25415IU | Vitamin C: 51.4mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 4.6mg

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