Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Golden Lentil Soup

As I've already mentioned I am not a soup person so didnt bother to try soups all these days. But when I saw this protein rich soup in Tarladala cookbook I wanted to give a try. The orginal recipe called for masoor dhal since I didnt have it, I went ahead with moong dhal. Its a easy, quick and a filling soup.
Golden Lentil Soup Recipe


Ingredients:
Makes 2 bowls
  • Moong Dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Carrot - 1 small
  • Tomato - 1
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
To temper:
  • Cloves -1
  • Cinnamom - 1/4 inch piece
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Onion - 1/2


Golden Lentil Soup Recipe
Method:

  1. Soak moong dhal for 15mins, drain water and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamom, cloves let it fry for a min then add garlic and onions allow it to saute until onions turn golden brow.
  3. Then add carrot, tomatoes, saute until tomatoes turn slightly mushy. Now add soaked moong dhal, turmeric powder, chilli powder, required salt. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  4. When pressure releases, open and let it cool. Discard cinnamom and cloves alone, and grind the remaining ingredients in a mixie until smooth. Add pepper powder and mix well.
  5. Add water if the soup is thick, adjust according to your likeness.Garnish with lemon juice and serve hot with bread/soup stick.
Golden Lentil Soup Recipe

My Notes:
  • For the above mentioned quantity it gives 2 generous bowls of soup. It is very thick so add water according to ur liking.
  • Adding carrot is purely optional, you can very well skip it or add any other veggie of your choice.
  • I didnt want the flavour of cloves and cinnamom to dominate so I discarded it before grinding. You can grind with it too.
Golden Lentil Soup Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

46 comments:

  1. yummy soup,dhool presentation...lovely pics!

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  2. Very colorful and so inviting soup...wonderful clicks!!!

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  3. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  4. Wow...that's an thick, creamy and yum looking soup....

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  5. Golden lentil soup looks delicious.

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  6. Oh my Gosh .... The soup looks so hearty ! I too am too lazy when it comes to making soups at home .... I usually go the short way ( canned ones). But this recipe is a real inspiration. Yummmm :-)

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  7. Wow this soup looks so good..lovely recipe too!!

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  8. wow, i have masoor dal at home.. am gona try ths yumm soup
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  9. I am a soup person.. so I love this. Love that coffee cup sharmi.. Beautiful ;)

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  10. Pics speaks for the soup and it's very creamy

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  11. I have soup only rarely,but not that I dont like it,love this soup,sounds filling!

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  12. soup looks very inviting. i am sure it tastes good.

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  13. The soup looks so comforting sharmilee. And it is shot so well. Loved all the clicks :)

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  14. very comforting and filling soup.Adding cloves and cinnamon makes it flavourful.nice clicks

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  15. Love the color of the soup,well presented... looks yummy.

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  16. This suits Indian appetite...complete protein packed soup..:)

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  17. Hot and soothing soup :) I'm sure its going to be really tasty since I love dhall a lot :) A perfect comforting south Indian soup :)

    Nice clicks :) Second pic is fantastic :) Feel like grabbing it from the pic :)

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  18. I am a soup person.. any soup its my bowl.. urs superb presentation make me fall for them!!

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  19. Ditto! I am not a soup person too... esp if I were to prepare it at home. I would rather enjoy it outside :)

    Your soup looks yummy and deliciously healthy.

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  20. Very healthy and refreshing soup, Sharmilee! Love the color and creamy texture.

    Lite Bite

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  21. soup looks very thick n creamyyyy....superb presentation n click sharmi!

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  22. Deeeliiiiicious!!! I have d same book but dint try it out since it required masoor dal & we dont use masoor as i heard its not oo good for health...But i dint have d brains to find a substitute!! Will try this out soon ur way..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  23. looks very creamy. Love the clicks. Will try it soon

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  24. Beautiful bowl of warm and comforting soup, simply tempting..

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  25. That looks soo smooth and creamy..Loved the presentation:-)

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  26. Creamy and yummy soup..lovely presentation dear.

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  27. Hey Sharmi, like you i am also not a big fan of soups, but these days i try to include soups into our diet. This looks too good and i am def going to try this soon :)

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  28. wow...great recipe and the soup looks absolutely yummy....!!

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  29. Dal soup looks delicious.As usual ,ur pictures are always good.

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  30. Colorful and inviting soup....

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  31. A fav in our household..love dal soup! your presentation is fab!!


    US Masala

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  32. Wow creamy yummy soup. Its healthy and mouthwatering. Neatly presented.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  33. That's such a delicious and nutritious bowlful, ah! Lentil is my most favorite soup. Your pictures and presentation adds beauty to the recipe. Hey, I'd appreciate if you could find some time to check out my space, thanks!

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  34. Gr8 clicks Sharmi... I m here after a break now...
    You are doing an awesome job with ur DSLR!!!

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  35. Nice clicks sharmi. I loved the bread stick dipped in soup ;)

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  36. Lovely pictures! warms the cockles so to speak :)

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  37. Beautiful clicks and nice bowl of soup!

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  38. can someone tell me which moong dal to use...as in there are three types...right..?is it whole or split..?

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  39. @Nitya : It is split yellow moong dhal...

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  40. thank u so much...im gonna make it 2day for dinner :)

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  41. Yummy yummy soup thanks for sharing the recipe.Tried it super.Some more soup recipes pls
    Manju

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