Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup
by Tarla Dalal
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Steaming hot and semi-spicy, this healthful and tasteful Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup is perfect to kindle your appetite!
Spinach is one of the good sources of iron, but there is another good reason to have this soup. Both tomatoes and spinach are a good source of folic acid, which also plays an important role in improving haemoglobin levels.
Enjoy how to make Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
- To make lentil, tomato and spinach soup, heat the butter in a pressure cooker, add the onions, garlic and peppercorns and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the masoor dal, tomatoes, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
- Transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan, add the spinach and ½ cup of water, mix well and bring it to boil, while stirring occasionally.
- Remove the lentil, tomato and spinach soup from the flame, add the lemon juice and mix well.
- Serve the lentil, tomato and spinach soup hot.
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Like Lentil Tomato Spinach soup (Masoor Dal Tomato Spinach Soup). Dal is a staple food all over India. Lentils are enjoyed in the form of curries, dals, stuffed parathas, snack recipes and even soups. Most lentils are rich in protein and iron. They make up for a sumptuous meal hence , lentil based soup reicpes are one of the best food to be preferred if you are dieting. Below are some soup recipes :
To make Lentil Tomato Spinach soup, we will be using masoor dal so, firstly wash the dal with water.
Strain it using strainer. Discard the water and keep dal the aside.
For preparing the masoor tomato spinach soup, heat the butter in a pressure cooker. Olive oil or ghee can be used as a substitute.
Once the butter has melted, add the onions.
Also, add the garlic and peppercorns. These are the ingredients that will help in flavouring the lentil tomato soup.
Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add the washed and drained masoor dal. Masoor dal is rich in protein and iron. You can read more about the health benefits of masoor dal
Also, add the tomatoes. Tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants like lycopene. Our article on health benefits of tomatoes to get more insights.
Add the salt and 2 cups of water.
Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Food not only cooks faster in a pressure cooker but also retains nutrients and is tastier.
Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
Allow the mixture to cool completely and transfer it to a mixer jar. Never blend hot foods in a mixer jar, air pressure might build up resulting into opening of the lid.
Blend in a mixer to a smooth puree.
Transfer the puree into a deep non-stick pan.
Add the spinach. If you add spinach while pressure-cooking, it might over-cook and loose the bright green colour.
Also, add ½ cup of water and mix well.
Bring it to boil. Keep stirring occasionally.
Remove from the flame. Add the lemon juice and mix well. Lemon juice provides a bright flavor to the tomato spinach lentil soup.
Serve the healthy lentil tomato spinach soup (Masoor Dal Tomato Spinach Soup) hot.
If you enjoyed our healthy lentil soup recipe then check out this collection of quick healthy soup recipes.
Lentil Tomato Spinach Soup – Vitamin A Treat for Healthy Eyes. Tomatoes and Spinach are 2 sources of vitamin A in this recipe. Masoor Dal, the base ingredient of this soup, is a protein boosting ingredient which works well with vitamin A to aid in clear vision. A deficiency of vitamin A has been known to cause early cataract and night blindness in extreme cases. Moreover both tomatoes and spinach both are also a good source of folic acid - a key nutrient which helps to reduce homocysteine levels and reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks. Enjoy this Lentil Tomato Spinach Soup piping hot as an appetizer to a meal or in between meals and welcome health for one and all in the family.
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