Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup

Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup

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There is an unmistakable Turkish influence in this soup. Made with the humble red lentil, this soup is so wholesome and satiating, it can double up as a one-dish meal on days when you feel tired and need a bit of pampering and soul-warming!

Lentils give protein to strengthen the cells of your body and iron to build the haemoglobin stores. Vegetables like tomatoes, onions and carrot along with mint give this Hearty Red Lentil Soup more nutrients and an exotic flavour too.

Munch on Baked Tortilla Chips or Jowar and Sesame Khakhra along with the soup for a satiating feel.

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Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup recipe - How to make Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
3/4 cup roughly chopped onions
3/4 cup roughly chopped carrot
1/4 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste

  1. Heat a small non-stick pan and when hot, add the mint leaves and dry roast on a slow flame for 3 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the masoor dal, onions, carrot, tomatoes and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan, add the roasted mint leaves, chilli flakes, salt, 1 cup of water and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy94 cal
Protein5.5 g
Carbohydrates17.5 g
Fiber3.7 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13.9 mg


Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup
 on 13 Feb 19 02:51 PM

Tarla Dalal
01 Apr 20 10:50 AM
   Kiran, thanks for the feedback.
Hearty Red Lentil Soup
 on 27 Dec 10 11:36 PM

High on proteins! Good recipe!