Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup


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This unusual soup has been prepared from masoor dal,Tomatoes give it a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. I’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream!

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This unusual soup has been prepared from masoor dal, which is known for being rich in protein and zinc. Tomatoes give it a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. I’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream! It’s a great soup, which fills you up before the meal so that you do not binge on other high-calorie foods.

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Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
2 tsp oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tsp lemon juice

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the masoor dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside to cool.
  6. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
  7. Transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan, add 2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  9. Serve hot.
Nutrient values Per Serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatFibreZincIron
82 kcal 3.7 gm 12.7 gm 1.8 gm 1.7 gm 0.8 mg 1.2 mg
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 on 01 Jul 15 04:16 PM


Protein rich moong dal blended with vitamin A rich tomatoes to make this flavourful soup...Do try this nourishing soup...