Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup

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There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of protein-rich curry soup on a cool day! Masoor dal being an incomplete grain, it is important to combine it with protein-rich ingredients like paneer, to make a complete, nourishing soup. With tangy and flavourful ingredients, the soup also scores high in taste. Serve the Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup piping hot for a delicious protein-boost.

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1/4 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained
1/4 cup low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 tsp crushed garlic (lehsun)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
2 tsp lemon juice

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the masoor dal, tomatoes and 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
  5. Transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan, add the salt and mix well.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the lemon juice and paneer and mix gently.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Nutrient values per serving
75 calories 4.8 gm 11.5 gm 1.1 gm 113.6 mg

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 on 19 Dec 11 11:58 AM

i love this soup, and i learnt to make soups using lentils now. I found this recipe so appetiting and filling, so tasty and easy to make. My family loved it and ask me to make it again...
 on 30 Jun 11 10:11 PM

Without Tarlaji my life would hv been miserable.This soup turned out really good and easy to make.
 on 09 Sep 10 10:07 AM

As the recipe says, this soup is actually very soothing and delicious. Making and having this soup in a rainy day or in winter makes it very appetizing and is a good way to relax and enjoy the weather.