Lentil and Vegetable Broth

Lentil and Vegetable Broth

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This broth is a nutritious combination of dal and vegetables which is good for your first trimester. Tomatoes and spinach provide iron and folic acid which are essential during this trimester and cheese and lentils are a good source of protein. Being a mildly flavoured soup, it will stimulate your appetite if you're nauseous and will also nourish you.

Lentil and Vegetable Broth recipe - How to make Lentil and Vegetable Broth

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time :    Total Time:     4Serves 4.
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    Main Procedure

For the stock

    For the stock
  1. Cut the onions and tomatoes into big pieces.
  2. Add the moong dal and 4 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker.
  3. When cooked, cool completely. Blend in a liquidiser and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil and sauté the onion for 1 minute.
  2. Add the cabbage and spinach and sauté again for 1 minute.
  3. Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the ketchup, chopped tomato, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  5. Serve hot with grated cheese and spring onion greens.