Healthy Dal soup (Indian Lentil Soup)

dal soup

Dal soup with vegetables is an interesting variation makes it perfect for dinner this season.

Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron and zinc.  Lentils do not require soaking and are quick and easy to prepare.Bursting with flavor, this dish uses a variety of aromatic and flavorful spices .

A bowl of hot lentil soup with whole wheat brown bread 0r garlic bread  makes a filling meal.

Ingredients

  • Dal/lentils – 1 tbsp Yellow split peas (you can use masoor dal or moong dal)
  • Onion chopped -1/4 cup
  • Garlic – 1 cloves
  • Potato- 1/4 cup chopped
  • Cauliflower-1/4 cup chopped
  • Broccoli -1/4 cup chopped
  • Grated Carrot-  1/4 cup
  • Butter -1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper powder to taste
  • Cumin powder to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Cornflower -1-2 tsp ( make a paste by add 3-4 tbsp)

Preparation 

Finely Chop onion,garlic, Potato, Cauliflower, Broccoli and keep it ready.

Soak dal for 15 minutes in hot water.(You can reduce the cooking time and fuel by soaking dal).

Method 

  • Heat butter in a deep pan, add chopped onions, garlic and saute until onions turn transparent.
  • Add chopped vegetables and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Add soaked dal and 2 cups of water and cook for about 20 min or until potatoes are all cooked.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked add salt, cornflour paste and mix well (adjust the water)and bring it to a boil.
  • Add grated carrot and lemon juice– Stir to combine.
  • Garnish with pepper powder and cumin powder to taste and serve it hot with whole wheat bread or garlic bread
  • This recipe makes 4 servings.

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