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Friday, November 04, 2011

Lentil Soup (Dal or Paruppu Soup)

This Lentil Soup is rich in protein,well-flavored and less-spiced.Very comforting and healthy Soup and can keep U warm during this winter Season.U can  use the normal Veg or Chicken stock in this prearation.Done in 18- 20 mins Cooking time and serves 3-4 nos.Serve it hot garnished with croutons or chopped herbs.Enjoy this Healthy recipe of the Day.Enjoy Ur Meal!.Bon Appetit!.

Lentil Soup
    100 gms yellow Mungdal (or Sprouted Green Mungdal) - cleaned and soaked for 15 mins
    1 bay leaf
    1/2 stalk of celery
    1 tsp white pepper powder
    1 small onion - finely chopped
    2 tsp olive oil - for frying
    1 cm piece of ginger - peeled and grated
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    400 ml vegetable stock fresh - made with 1/2 carrot - peeled and grated or 1/2 boiled potato or a handful
chopped spinach
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
    1/4 tsp salt
    250 ml warm water
    1.Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a Pressure Pan and fry bay leaf,chopped garlic and ginger with Cumin seeds,Onion and half stalk of celery for 2-3 minutes.
    2.Add the Lentil with 250 ml water adding 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and pressure cook upto 3 whistles(for Green Mungdal upto 1 whistle).Leave it for 10 mins and blend the mixture leaving the bayleaf till smooth and fine.
    3.Heat this blended mixture with 400 ml veg stock adding white pepper and salt.Let it simmer for 5-6 mins stirring it often.
    4.Sprinkle Lemon Juice over and stir it.
    5.Serve it hot garnished with croutons or chopped herbs.

Submitting  this post to 100 Day Global Food Festival hosted by Sizzling Tastebuds.
and Submitting this post to 'Soup and Salad Mela' Event of  Srivalli's Cooking 4 Allseasons

U might also like:
Cream of Beetroot Soup
Wheat Soup
Raw Papaya Soup
Carrot Ginger Soup
Hot n Sour Chicken Noodles Soup
Healthy Red Veg Combo Soup
Orange Rasam


Priya Suresh said...

Super comforting and nutritious soup..

Ramya said...

What a healthy and yummy soup!! Souperlicious!!

Unknown said...

first time in your a wonderful comforting dish it is , very simple too !

Umm Mymoonah said...

Perfect and comforting bowl of soup, would be great with some crusty rolls.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

the addition of lemom juice to thee soup makes it more appetizing my dear..yummy yum yum soup for the cosy weather here:)

Indian Khana said...

Healthy, yummy n filling soup ....gud one

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Great recipe, healthy and comfort soup. Perfect for the winter...

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and healthy soup..comforting bowl of goodness..

Julie said...

Delicious and very healthy soup...yummy!!

divya said...

mmm... tempting and mouth watering dish.

Geeta Singh said...

will try nd seems to be yummy