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Lentil Soup

This is a late post, I made this soup some two weeks back but was just tied up with trying my hands on with some new recipe which I found when I was looking for a vegan restaurant here in local. Anyways back to today’s recipe. As you have read the title Lentil Soup”. In this soup I have used toor dal. They have different names like Arhar dal,  split pigeon peas. Lentils play a very important role in our food because they are very rich in protein. Different food gives us different sources of energy so thus lentils. I started making my soup by Heating the oil / butter in a cooker over medium flame. Once it’s hot saute the  onion and garlic till they are soft and translucent. It would take about 2 minutes. Then add the carrot and saute it for another 3 to 4 minutes.Add washed lentil along with all the spices ( cinnamon, salt, black pepper, turmeric powder, cumin powder ) and saute it for another 1 minute. Add water/ Vegetable broth and cook it until everything is mashed/ softened. (If you are using cooker take up 3 to 4 whistles  and then let the cooker cool down.Open the cooker, add 2 Tbsp of  fresh cream and blend it with the blender and add water to bring it to the consistency you want for the soup.Heat the butter on a medium flame and add cumin seeds, once it starts to temper  add the mixture to soup.Re-heat the soup and serve it by garnishing it by cilantro or Parsley.

LENTIL SOUP

Category: Soup

LENTIL SOUP

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS
  • Oil / Ghee - 2 Tbsp
  • Chopped onion - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped ( Grated ) garlic - 1 tsp
  • Chopped ( Grated ) Carrot - 2
  • Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon- 1/2 Tsp ( as per your taste )
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Washed lentil ( Toor dal ) 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable stock / Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh cream
  • For Tempering
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Butter- 1 tbsp
  • For Garnish
  • Finely chopped coriander / Parsley

Instructions

  • Heat oil / ghee in a cooker over medium flame. Once it's hot saute the  onion and garlic till they are soft and translucent. It would take about 2 minutes. Then add the carrot and saute it for another 3 to 4 minutes
  • Add washed lentil along with all the spices ( cinnamon, salt, black pepper, turmeric powder, cumin powder ) and saute it for another 1 minute.
  • Add water/ Vegetable broth and cook it until everything is mashed/ softened. (If you are using cooker take up 3 to 4 whistles  and then let the cooker cool down.
  • Open the cooker, add 2 Tbsp of  fresh cream and blend it with the blender and add water to bring it to the consistency you want for the soup.
  • Heat the butter on a medium flame and add cumin seeds, once it starts to temper  add the mixture to soup.

Notes

You can also serve the soup with loaf of bread.

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