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Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup

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red lentil soup recipe | Indian style red lentil vegetable soup | heart friendly red lentil soup for weight loss is a soothing bowl which can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Learn how to make Indian style red lentil vegetable soup.

To make red lentil soup, heat a small non-stick pan and when hot, add the mint leaves and dry roast on a slow flame for 3 minutes. Keep aside. Combine the masoor dal, onions, carrot, tomatoes and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan, add the roasted mint leaves, chilli flakes, salt, 1 cup of water and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

There is an unmistakable Turkish influence in this red lentil soup. Made with the humble masoor dal, this soup is so wholesome and satiating, it can double up as a one-dish meal on days when you feel tired and need a bit of pampering and soul-warming!

Lentils give protein to strengthen the cells of your body and iron to build the haemoglobin stores. Vegetables like tomatoes, onions and carrot along with mint give this Indian style red lentil vegetable soup more nutrients like fibre and antioxidants along with an exotic flavour too.

Munch on Baked Tortilla Chips or Jowar and Sesame Khakhra along with this heart friendly red lentil soup for weight loss for a satiating feel. Diabetics and heart patients too can include this soup as a part of their daily menu.

Tips for red lentil soup. 1. If you don’t have mint on hand, replace it with any dried herbs of your choice. 2. The soup may thicken if you keepit for a long time. So it is recommended to add water and adjust the consistency of the soup before re-heating and serving.

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Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup recipe - How to make Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Red Lentil Soup
1/2 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
3/4 cup roughly chopped onions
3/4 cup roughly chopped carrot
1/4 cup roughly chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste
Method
    Method
  1. Heat a small non-stick pan and when hot, add the mint leaves and dry roast on a slow flame for 3 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the masoor dal, onions, carrot, tomatoes and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan, add the roasted mint leaves, chilli flakes, salt, 1 cup of water and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.

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what is red lentil soup made off?

  1. what is red lentil soup made off?  healthy red lentil soup for weight loss is made from 1/2 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained, 1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina), 3/4 cup roughly chopped onions, 3/4 cup roughly chopped carrot, 1/4 cup roughly chopped tomatoes, 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika) and salt to taste.  See photo of list of ingredients for red lentil soup.

what is red lentil (masoor dal)

  1. This is what red lentil (masoor dal) looks like. See here to know everything about  masoor (split red lentil) dal
  2. Put the red lentil (masoor dal) in a glass bowl and cover with water. 1 cup of cooked Masoor dal gives 19 grams of protein. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones.  Whole Masoor or masoor dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Masoor dal is is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. See detailed 10 health benefits of masoor dal.   
  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.   

making red lentil soup

  1. To make red lentil soup recipe | Indian style red lentil vegetable soup | heart friendly red lentil soup for weight loss | heat a small non-stick pan.
  2. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina).
  3. Dry roast on a slow flame for 3 minutes. Keep aside.
  4. In a pressure cooker put 1/2 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained. See above on how to wash and drain red lentils.
  5. Add 3/4 cup roughly chopped onions.
  6. Add 3/4 cup roughly chopped carrot.
  7. Add 1/4 cup roughly chopped tomatoes.
  8. Add 2 cups of water. Mix well.
  9. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  10. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  11. Cool slightly and pour into a blender.
  12. Blend in a mixer till smooth.
  13. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan.
  14. Add the roasted mint leaves.
  15. Add 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika).
  16. Add salt to taste. We added 1 tsp salt.
  17. Add 1 cup of water.
  18. Mix well.
  19. Cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  20. Serve red lentil soup | Indian style red lentil vegetable soup | heart friendly red lentil soup for weight loss | hot.

tips for red lentil soup

  1. If you don’t have mint on hand, replace it with any dried herbs of your choice. 
  2. The soup may thicken if you keep it for a long time. So it is recommended to add water and adjust the consistency of the soup before re-heating and serving. 

health benefits if red lentil soup

  1. Red Lentil Soup – a protein rich treat.
  2. The masoor dal is a good source of protein which helps to nourish the cells of the body. 
  3. Onions, carrot and tomatoes add a dose of antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A and lycopene respectively to this soup. These antioxidants help to ward off the harmful free radicals from the body, reduce inflammation and delay the onset of other chronic diseases.
  4. With less than 100 calories per serving, it is a perfect light dinner with whole wheat khakhra. 
  5. Diabetics, heart patients and weight watchers can benefit from the fibre in this unstrained soup. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy94 cal
Protein5.5 g
Carbohydrates17.5 g
Fiber3.7 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13.9 mg

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Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup
5
 on 18 Aug 21 10:18 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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18 Aug 21 03:23 PM
Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup
5
 on 13 Feb 19 02:51 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Kiran, thanks for the feedback.
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01 Apr 20 10:50 AM
Hearty Red Lentil Soup
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 on 27 Dec 10 11:36 PM


High on proteins! Good recipe!