Golden Lentil Soup

As I've already mentioned I am not a soup person so didnt bother to try soups all these days. But when I saw this protein rich soup in Tarladala cookbook I wanted to give a try. The orginal recipe called for masoor dhal since I didnt have it, I went ahead with moong dhal. Its a easy, quick and a filling soup.
Golden Lentil Soup Recipe


Ingredients:
Makes 2 bowls
To temper:
  • Cloves -1
  • Cinnamom - 1/4 inch piece
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Onion - 1/2


Golden Lentil Soup Recipe
Method:

  1. Soak moong dhal for 15mins, drain water and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamom, cloves let it fry for a min then add garlic and onions allow it to saute until onions turn golden brow.
  3. Then add carrot, tomatoes, saute until tomatoes turn slightly mushy. Now add soaked moong dhal, turmeric powder, chilli powder, required salt. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  4. When pressure releases, open and let it cool. Discard cinnamom and cloves alone, and grind the remaining ingredients in a mixie until smooth. Add pepper powder and mix well.
  5. Add water if the soup is thick, adjust according to your likeness.Garnish with lemon juice and serve hot with bread/soup stick.
Golden Lentil Soup Recipe

My Notes:
  • For the above mentioned quantity it gives 2 generous bowls of soup. It is very thick so add water according to ur liking.
  • Adding carrot is purely optional, you can very well skip it or add any other veggie of your choice.
  • I didnt want the flavour of cloves and cinnamom to dominate so I discarded it before grinding. You can grind with it too.
Golden Lentil Soup Recipe

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