Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup

Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup

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masoor dal and paneer soup is a hot nourishing bowl which is sure to tantalise your taste buds. Learn how to make healthy dal paneer soup.

masoor dal and paneer soup is made from low fat panner, masoor dal, onions, tomatoes, garlic, chilli powder and lemon juices. There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of protein-rich masoor dal soup on a cool day! Masoor dal being an incomplete grain, it is important to combine it with protein-rich ingredients like paneer, to make a complete, nourishing soup to make healthy dal paneer soup.

To make masoor dal and paneer soup, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the masoor dal, tomatoes and 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan, add the salt and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and paneer and mix gently. Serve immediately.

With tangy and flavourful ingredients, the masoor dal soup for weight loss also scores high in taste. Serve it piping hot for a delicious protein-boost. The protein helps to boost metabolism and thus help you achieve weight loss targets. It also satiates you for a long time and thus avoids binge eating.

The lemon juice added towards the end is a good source of vitamin C, which helps in the absorption of calcium from paneer. It’s a way to boost immunity and build strong bones both by way of this healthy soup.

Tomatoes added in masoor dal soup for weight loss are brimming with vitamin A and lycopene – the antioxidants which help reduce inflammation in the body and nourish our eyes, skin and other organs of the body. What more can one yearn for in a healthy soup?

This healthy dal paneer soup is suitable for heart patients and cancer patients. Being low on carb count, it is a wise choice for diabetics too! Women whether pregnant, lactating or planning to conceive and trying to overcome PCOS and weight gain issues should also try their hand at this soup. Even kids will enjoy this soulful bowl.

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Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup recipe - How to make Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
1/4 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained
1/4 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
2 tsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 tsp crushed garlic (lehsun)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
2 tsp lemon juice

Method
For masoor dal and paneer soup

    For masoor dal and paneer soup
  1. To make masoor dal and paneer soup, heat 1 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the masoor dal, tomatoes and 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
  5. Transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan, add the salt and mix well.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil in a small broad pan.
  8. Add the paneer cubes and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  9. Add the sauteed paneer cubes and lemon juice to the soup and mix gently.
  10. Serve the masoor dal and paneer soup immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy89 cal
Protein4.9 g
Carbohydrates11.1 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium34.5 mg
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What is masoor dal paneer soup made off?

    What is masoor dal paneer soup made off?
  1. What is masoor dal paneer soup made off? masoor dal paneer soup is made from the following simple ingredients. 1/4 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained
    1/4 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes, 1 tsp oil, 1/2 cup sliced onions, 1/2 tsp crushed garlic (lehsun), 1/4 tsp chilli powder, 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes, salt to taste and
    2 tsp lemon juice.

Getting masoor dal ready.

    Getting masoor dal ready.
  1. This is what masoor dal looks like. See here to know everything about  masoor (split red lentil) dal.
  2. Put the masoor dal in a glass bowl and cover with water. 1 cup of cooked Masoor dal gives 19 grams of protein. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones.  Whole Masoor or masoor dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Masoor dal is is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. See detailed 10 health benefits of masoor dal
  3. Use your fingers to remove dirt from the dal. You can see the water turning a muddy colour. Change the water a few times till the dal appears clean.
  4. Use a sieve and drain out the water. The masoor (split red lentil) dal is washed and drained. Click on this link to know everything about masoor (split red lentil) dal

Pressure cooking masoor dal paneer soup

    Pressure cooking masoor dal paneer soup
  1. To make masoor dal paneer soup recipe | masoor dal soup for weight loss | healthy dal paneer soup | heat the oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1/2 cup sliced onions. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp crushed garlic (lehsun).
  5. Add 1/4 tsp chilli powder.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add 1/4 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained.
  8. Add 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes. Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.
  9. Add 2½ cups of water.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  12. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Cool slightly.
  13. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée using a hand mixer. Or cool and blend in a mixer.

Cooking masoor dal paneer soup in a pan

    Cooking masoor dal paneer soup in a pan
  1. To cook the masoor dal paneer soup | masoor dal soup for weight loss | healthy dal paneer soup | transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Add salt to taste.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp oil in a small broad pan. 
  6. Add 1/4 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubesPaneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you? Low fat paneer is has all the same nutrients as full-fat paneer, but it is minus the fat. 
  7. Saute the paneer cubes for 1 minute ot till they turn light brown in colour. 
  8. Add the sauteed paneer cubes to the soup.
  9. Add 2 tsp lemon juice.
  10. Mix masoor dal paneer soup | masoor dal soup for weight loss | healthy dal paneer soup | gently.
  11. Serve the masoor dal and paneer soup recipe | masoor dal soup for weight loss | healthy dal paneer soup | immediately.
  12. Serve the masoor dal and paneer soupimmediately.
  13. Serve the masoor dal and paneer soupimmediately.

Reviews

Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
 on 16 Sep 19 08:59 PM
5

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Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
 on 22 Dec 17 06:56 PM
5

This soup is really very very delicious. Paneer goes well with masoor dal. Loved it very much. Thank you!
Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
 on 01 Dec 15 06:02 PM
5

A very tasty and healthy soup. A must must try. My family loved it.
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02 Dec 15 11:51 AM
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Bombay Curry Soup ( Healthy Soups Recipe)
 on 19 Dec 11 11:58 AM
5

i love this soup, and i learnt to make soups using lentils now. I found this recipe so appetiting and filling, so tasty and easy to make. My family loved it and ask me to make it again...
Bombay Curry Soup ( Healthy Soups Recipe)
 on 30 Jun 11 10:11 PM
5

Without Tarlaji my life would hv been miserable.This soup turned out really good and easy to make.
Bombay Curry Soup ( Healthy Soups Recipe)
 on 09 Sep 10 10:07 AM
5

As the recipe says, this soup is actually very soothing and delicious. Making and having this soup in a rainy day or in winter makes it very appetizing and is a good way to relax and enjoy the weather.