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Lentil soup recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
Lentil soup recipe
    Lentil soup recipe,a healthy low calorie soup and a quite filling one too perfect for diet watchers. Today i wanted to make some some soup and i tried this soup from tarla dalal recipe book, and it came out very well. According to the recipe the soup was made with masoor dal. Since i don’t have masoor dal at home, I replaced that with yellow moong dal.
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Lentil soup recipe

Lentil soup recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 25 Minutes
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Lentil soup recipe,a healthy low calorie soup and a quite filling one too perfect for diet watchers.

     Yellow moong dal  1/4 cup
     Onion  3
     Tomato   3
     Garlic  3-4 cloves
     Red chili powder  1/4 tsp
     Oil  1 tsp
    Salt  as needed
    Cooked rice  1 tsp
   Lemon juice  2 tsp

lentil soup

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Soak moong dal in water for 10 mins.
  • Cut the onion and tomatoes into big pieces.
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    • In a pressure cooker, add oil and add the onions.
    • Saute for 2 mins.

  • Now add the tomatoes and garlic and saute for 2 mins.
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  • Now add the red chilli powder and salt to this.
  • Add the moong dal now.
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  • Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook till 3 whistles.
  • When it is done allow this to cool.
  • Grind this in a mixie and bring it to a nice boil.
  • Add water to adjust the soup consistency.
  • Add lemon juice to this, after switching off the stove.
  • Add the cooked rice  while serving.(This is Optional).

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Padhu December 2, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Nice soup!! Since u have used dal,I am sure it will be quite filling.Take care

Sharmilee! :) December 2, 2010 - 2:53 pm

What a nice idea of adding lentils to soup...definitely a healthy n tasty idea

Nithu Bala December 2, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Very delicious and healthy..nice pictures Dear.

Rachana December 2, 2010 - 4:16 pm

I love lentil soup and infact have made some today for dinner.

Pari December 2, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Jeyashri, I am checking out all the posts that I have missed, the dum aloo looks fabulous and the lentil soup looks great, I love having it in winter.

Laavanya December 2, 2010 - 4:44 pm

I love this.. i usually make with masoor dhall.. must try with mung dhal sometime.

Hamaree Rasoi December 2, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Lentil Soup looks very soothing and delicious.

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Sushma Mallya December 2, 2010 - 6:53 pm

yummy and delicious comfort food...my fav with Rice:)

aipi December 2, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Sounds like a delicious, comforting soup on a cold day..beautiful pictures!

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R December 2, 2010 - 7:08 pm

nice and comforting! hope u feel better soon.

Priya December 2, 2010 - 7:52 pm

I would like to grab that bowl, soo comforting..

kothiyavunu.com December 2, 2010 - 9:59 pm

Thats a lovely soup,perfect for weather...Looks so healthy and delicious!

San December 3, 2010 - 1:57 am

Who would not want this soothing lentil soup for this winter,it's so refreshing jeyashri .Nice bowls .

Pavithra December 3, 2010 - 2:25 am

I love it.. very comforting and so healthy. Perfect for the weather. Beautiful picture as always.

Sush December 3, 2010 - 3:08 am

looks very tempting Jeya

Premalatha Aravindhan December 3, 2010 - 3:34 am

Delicious soup jeyashri...Never had this before...Have to try this...


RAKS KITCHEN December 3, 2010 - 4:08 am

Good one,should be an energy giving soup,comforting...will try sometime,definitely one pot meal,such a filling ingredients!

Kurinji December 3, 2010 - 5:11 am

Healthy n delicious soup!

Akila December 3, 2010 - 5:21 am

healthy soup dear.... want to have it when raining outside...

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Prathibha December 3, 2010 - 6:02 am

I do somewat similar wid masoor dal as u mentioned....looks gr8 and very comforting soup..rather I can say one pot meal

Gayathri December 3, 2010 - 11:05 am

Hi Jeyashri ,

Thanks for the recipe tried it for s.day dinner ...Wow we enjoyed it so much ...the best soup for this freezing climate ...I tried it with Masoor dhal ..will try soon with moong dhal too ...
Thanks once again...

Chitra December 3, 2010 - 3:43 pm

Lovely , healthy soup. will try tomorrow and let u know 🙂

Gulmohar December 3, 2010 - 6:04 pm

Healthy soup..timely recipe Jeyashri

admin December 4, 2010 - 12:01 am

thanks a lot a for trying the soup and glad that u liked thatNext time let me try with masoor dal

indianspicemagic December 4, 2010 - 6:53 am

healthy and delicious...

Kitchen Boffin December 5, 2010 - 5:22 am

i also make lentil soup.. but with masoor dal.. urs looks delectable..
thanks for the detailed description..

Beena December 5, 2010 - 8:28 am

your presentation is very clear. i appreciate it.

PALATABLE December 5, 2010 - 9:52 am

Such a filling and tasty dish! It's is my favorite too....


honeybee December 6, 2010 - 1:21 am

Nice soup for a rainy day.Very healthy too!

vidhas December 6, 2010 - 8:15 am

Comfort soup, i will also add some dhall in my tomato soup. looks yum and inviting.

தக்குடுபாண்டி December 7, 2010 - 7:03 am

சூப் நன்னா இருக்கு! ஒரு கிண்ணத்துல விட்டு தந்தா 'டொர்ர் டொர்ர்'நு சத்ததோட சுகமா குடிக்கலாம்..:)

Kitchen Boffin December 9, 2010 - 1:40 pm

looks yummy.. i make it differently

Sangeetha Saravanan May 30, 2013 - 4:32 am

Great Soup! Just tried it now & its tasting yummy! It is definitely a whole meal, which I'm having for my lunch. Very easy to make & quite healthy too. Thanks.

Kiruthika Ramakrishnan October 28, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Hi Jeyashri,
Can you please let me know when we use the steamed rice in the recipe? Thanks.

jeyashri suresh October 30, 2013 - 6:22 am

Steamed rice can be added while serving

Rithika Krrishna May 6, 2014 - 2:21 pm

I'm new to this space. Tried making the soup and it came out really well. The ingredients were easily available at home which kinda made me go for it
Thanks for sharing


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