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garlic lentil and tomato soup recipe | Indian lentil tomato soup | healthy lentil vegetable soup is a thick soup perfect for a light dinner. Learn how to make Indian lentil tomato soup.

To make garlic lentil and tomato soup, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the masoor dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside to cool. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. 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. Add the lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.

This unusual Indian lentil tomato soup has been prepared from masoor dal, which is known for being rich in protein and zinc. The protein helps to boost metabolism, while zinc is necessary to build immunity.

Tomatoes give this garlic lentil and tomato soup a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. Onions are also brimming with antioxidant quercetin, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body.

We’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream! This healthy lentil vegetable soup fills you up before the meal so that you do not binge on other high-calorie foods. This nourishing soup can be enjoyed healthy individuals to people with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity.

Tips for garlic lentil and tomato soup. 1. Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder. This gives a nice mild spice to the garlic lentil and tomato soup. 2. Cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes or till you get one boil, while stirring occasionally. The boil is important to thicken the Indian lentil tomato soup | healthy lentil vegetable soup | and get the flavours.

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Garlic Lentil and Tomato Soup, Healthy Indian Lentil Soup recipe - How to make Garlic Lentil and Tomato Soup, Healthy Indian Lentil Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

For Garlic Lentil and Tomato Soup
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , 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

For garlic lentil and tomato soup

    For garlic lentil and tomato soup
  1. To make the garlic lentil and tomato soup, 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 the garlic lentil and tomato soup hot.

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what is garlic lentil and tomato soup made off?

  1. what is garlic lentil and tomato soup made off?  Indian lentil tomato soup is made from 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 and 2 tsp lemon juice.

washing, benefits of masoor dal

  1. This is what masoor dal looks like. See here to know everything about  masoor (split red lentil) dal.  
  2. Put the masoor dal in a glass bowl and cover with water.
  3. Use your fingers to remove dirt from the dal. You can see the water turning a muddy colour. Change the water a few times till the dal appears clean. 
  4. Use a sieve and drain out the water. 
  5. The masoor (split red lentil) dal is washed and drained. Click on this link to know everything about masoor (split red lentil) dal.   

benefits of tomatoes

  1. Tomatoes are a Powerful Antioxidant:  Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which scavenges the free radicals that causes cellular inflammation. Inflammation is the major cause of all the diseases. When one thinks of Tomatoes, only Lycopene comes to mind. Lycopene in the blood may reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases and decrease cellular inflammation.
  2. Get all your Vitamin C at one go: Tomatoes are super rich in Vitamin C and provide maximum of your daily requirement in just one cup. Great to fight colds and coughs. Eat one or two raw tomatoes daily to get your vitamin C and also increase your iron absorption. See 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.

cooking the dal

  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun).
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes.
  7. Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder. This gives a nice mild spice to the soup.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Add 1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained. See above on how to wash and drain masoor dal and benefits of masoor dal.
  11. Add salt. We used 1 tsp salt.
  12. Add 2 cups of water.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  15. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside to cool.

making garlic lentil and tomato soup

  1. To make garlic lentil and tomato soup  | Indian lentil tomato soup | healthy lentil vegetable soup | we are going to use a hand blender to blend the dal mixture. Or put the cooked dal mixture in a mixer and blend to a smooth puree.
  2. Blend to a smooth purée.
  3. Transfer the purée into a deep non-stick pan.
  4. Add 2 cups of water.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Cook on a medium flame for 4 to minutes till you get one boil, while stirring occasionally. The boil is important to thicken the soup and get the flavours.
  7. Add 2 tsp lemon juice.
  8. Mix garlic lentil and tomato soup | Indian lentil tomato soup | healthy lentil vegetable soup | well.
  9. Serve garlic lentil and tomato soup | Indian lentil tomato soup | healthy lentil vegetable soup | hot.

tips for garlic lentil and tomato soup

  1. Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder. This gives a nice mild spice to the garlic lentil and tomato soup.
  2. Cook on a medium flame for 4 to minutes till you get one boil, while stirring occasionally. The boil is important to thicken the Indian lentil tomato soup | healthy lentil vegetable soup | and get the flavours. 

health benefits of garlic lentil and tomato soup

  1. Garlic Lentil and Tomato Soup – a low calorie, antioxidant rich soup. 
  2. Made with veggies and masoor dal, this soup is low in calories and carbs and high in protein. 
  3. This soup is perfect for weight watchers, especially vegetarians to make up for their protein needs of the day. 
  4. Tomatoes add lycopene, onions add quercetin and garlic add allicin. All these are antioxidants which protect our organs and maintain their health. 
  5. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other infections. 
  6. Vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and B vitamins are other nutrients you can gain from this wholesome soup. 
Accompaniments

Cheese and Vegetable Sticks 
Cheese Garlic Buns 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy67 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates9.1 g
Fiber1.7 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.7 mg

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Reviews

Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 22 Mar 21 11:05 PM


This soup was delicious. Thank you for your recipe..
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
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23 Mar 21 01:14 AM
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
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 on 25 Aug 20 05:58 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Swati thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
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25 Aug 20 08:33 AM
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
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 on 25 Aug 20 12:43 AM


Ya....i hve nt tried...as i tried many recipe...itz vry yummy to hve....i ll try tommorow
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 16 Jul 20 02:45 PM


Superb!!!
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Tarla Dalal    Shirin thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
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19 Jul 20 03:35 PM
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 24 Dec 19 02:08 PM


Very good. Now my favourite dal.
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 16 Sep 19 01:25 PM


A very simple and tasty soup.loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Winnie, nice to hear from you. Thanks for the feedback.
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18 Sep 19 05:14 PM
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 13 Mar 18 09:07 AM


The soup was very very tasty.. My husband liked it very much.. Thank you for the recipe
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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14 Mar 18 09:09 AM
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 12 Mar 18 05:12 PM


Can I make this soup in the evening and have it in place of dinner,?
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Tarla Dalal    Yes you can....
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14 Mar 18 09:11 AM
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 14 Dec 17 06:34 PM


Loved it :). Thanks for this wonderful recipe.
Garlicky Lentil and Tomato Soup
5
 on 28 Nov 17 05:06 PM


Can moong dal be used instead of masoor??
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Tarla Dalal    Yes you can....
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28 Nov 17 05:20 PM
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