Red Lentil Soup

Red lentil soup.
A delicious comforting and flavourful soup. Very easy to make and nutritious. Serve it as a comforting meal with a dash of lemon juice or serve it with rice or bread.

Earlier made a Lebanese lentil soup with whole red lentils and loved the taste so tried this with red lentils. Its equally delicious.

You may like some more lentil recipes in this blog.

Lebanese Lentil Lemon Soup

Beetroot dal or lentil curry

Whole Masoor dal or brown or red lentils

Red lentil fritters in sour gravy

Red lentils, also known as Masoor dal, are an extremely popular lentil in India. They are grown all over the country and consumed for their various health benefits. Red lentils are extremely good for your skin and can prevent issues like rapid ageing and acne. They can also be used to lighten the skin and get rid of tans. Red lentils promote weight loss and are very good for your digestion due to the high amounts of fiber present in this lentil. It is good for diabetics as it regulates the random spikes and drops in the glucose level in the blood. It is abundantly rich in proteins and minerals, which help boost various systems in your body. It is very good for your bones, teeth, and eyesight because of this. It can reduce the risk of cancer due to its anticancer properties and is known for reducing bowel, colon, lung, and breast cancer risks. Moreover, due to its high antioxidant content, it is very beneficial for your immune system and can help prevent a ton of diseases and infections.
Read more about red lentil here.

This lemon flavoured lentil soup is very easy to make. You can use your pressure cooker to make it. But better to cook in open pot for taste. Soup will be more tasty if you will cook it in open pot.

Recipe

Red lentils or Masoor dal – 1 cup

Carrot – 2 medium

Potato – 1, optional

Onion – 1, finely chopped

Bay leaf – 1

Garlic – 3 – 4, minced

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated

Tomato – 1, chopped

Baby spinach – 100 gram, chopped

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 cup

Dried mint leaves – 3 tablespoon, crushed

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon or to taste

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Water – 5 cup

Lemon juice – 2 teaspoon

Zest of 1 lemon

Method

1. Peel and cut the carrot and potato in cubes.

2. Rinse and chop the spinach.

3. Heat oil in a pan or wok. Add onion and garlic. Fry till the onion becomes translucent.

4. Add grated ginger, carrot, and potato. Saute for 2 minutes.

5. Now add spinach and tomato. Saute for 2 – 3 minutes or till the tomato becomes soft.

6. Add lentils, salt, cumin powder and black pepper powder. Mix well.

7. Add water and crushed dried mint leaves. Let it boil.

8. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cook on low heat till lentils becomes soft. It will take 25 – 30 minutes. Don’t cover the pan.

9. When lentils becomes soft add lemon zest and lemon juice. You can add more water if require.

10. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more lemon juice if require.

11. Garnish with mint and coriander leaves, lemon wedges and chopped tomatoes or fresh red chilli. I have used small pieces of fresh red chilli.

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Broccoli Almond Cheese Soup / Guest Post By Vishal Amin

Broccoli almond cheese soup.
A healthy and delicious soup by Vishal Amin. Always amazed by his food photography and recipes. Super talented Vishal is not only avid cook but a businessman, excellent photographer, musician and traveller.
I saw this soup on Instagram and requested Vishal to share the recipe with my readers.
So here is his first guest post for this blog. Thanks Vishal for this wonderful recipe.
Now over to Vishal Amin.

‘Railway Mutton Curry’
The dish that introduced me to Sujata Roy.
This dish was suggested by my sister as it was her most favourite mutton back in days when she was a non-Vegetarian.
I searched for it in a food group and I saw ‘Batter Up With Sujata’
And I fell in love with the story that she had narrated about ‘Railway Mutton Curry’. As my sister had told me the same history about this dish.
I was even more amazed after making the dish following Sujata Roy’s recipe of the same.
She is not just a Home Cook. She is a Mother who is a Home Chef. And you see a lot of that love on her face! I feel, there’s no better chef in the world than a Mother.
Thank you Sujataji for making me part of your wonderful blog.

I, Vishal Amin, am a businessman involved in the manufacturing sector. Different food ingredients interested me from my childhood. It was my Mom’s wish to make me extremely Independent from young age. One fine Sunday morning, she handed me a pan and few eggs. And said ‘Mr Amin’, make your own breakfast. And I was only 10.
I can’t believe that I managed to make an Omelette but turned it into Bhurji without salt 🙂

But yes, from that day began my love story with cooking! For the last few years it has become my passion.

Yes, I experiment a lot in the kitchen. So I am a Home Cook who loves to chop onions a lot.
My biggest winner is that, ‘I never make same mistakes twice’

Today I am presenting a simple bowl of hearty ‘Broccoli Almond and Cheese Soup’
A simple recipe which is easy to follow for anyone.

I hope you like it!

Cheers

One of the most taste bud satisfying soup

~ Broccoli Almond Cheese Soup

Would definitely ask for another bowl

Easy to make and healthy meal

Specially I love it in Winter Days .
.
My Mom’s Favourite 💕 .

Broccoli Almond Cheese Soup
By Vishal Amin

Recipe

Broccoli – 400 gram

Onion – 1 (Finely Chopped)

Garlic cloves – 2 (Finely Chopped)

Soaked Almonds – 10

Vegetable Stock (Maggie Stock Cube) – 500 ml

Milk – 1/2 cup

Cheese (Cheddar) – 2 slices (Optional)

Butter – 1 teaspoon

Pepper – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Method

1. Boil Broccoli with Stock Cube in about 600 ml water.

2. Strain the water and keep it for later use.

3. Heat butter in an pan and sauté the onions and garlic.

4. Add boiled broccoli and stir well.

5. Whisk the soaked almonds and crush it with 1/2 cup of milk in a blender to form almond paste. Add it to the sauté mix.

6. Blend Broccoli mix in a blender to make a puree.

7. Boil this puree and add cheese slices. Mix well to get a good soupy consistency and turn the flame to minimum.

8. Flavour it with salt and pepper.

9. Serve the Warm soup with a Bread of your choice.
Enjoy the hot comforting and delicious soup.

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