Saturday, November 27, 2010

Spicy Lentil Dhal Soup

This chunky lentil soup makes a sustaining meal in a bowl.


Ingredients
Serving size 2 -3

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion chopped
2 green chilies chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic and ginger
100g red lentils washed
1tbsp cumin powder

1 vegetable stock cube
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
100g diced tomatoes
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt & black pepper to taste


For garnishing
3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Fried onion

Thinly sliced green chilies


Method

Melt oil in a pan, sauté onion, chilies, ginger, garlic for 2 minutes. Stir in lentils and 2 cups of water, soup cube and bring to boil. Reduce heat, boil stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes until lentils are soft. 

Add tomatoes, ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper to taste cook stirring. Turn off heat and mix lemon juice.

Serve soup in bowls and garnish with chopped coriander, green chilies and fried onion.



18 comments:

  1. This looks great! I was actually just looking up lentil soup recipes and will need to give this a try!

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  2. Tnx Debbie, it's a simple recipe and tastes yummy. Filling meal in a bowl.

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  3. This looks delicious, I'm always on the lookout for spicy, healthy soups, and I love lentils!

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  4. i like lentils and legumes. Good source of proteins & minerals for vegetarians and vegans.

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  5. Such beautiful soup, and perfect spices to compliment it.
    Another wonderful dish...thanks for sharing!

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  6. Loved your site, lots of yummy recipes. This soup looks delicious.

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  7. Ami
    Beautiful blog. I want to try this recipe. I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. Thanks for adding me on foodbuzz. I look forward to sharing recipes. Lexi (Lighthearted Locavore)

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  8. Yum, this looks delicious, Ami! I love that golden color too...

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  9. Tnk u Lexi & Stella. Hope u'll will like the soup

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  10. That looks wonderful! Great photo of it too!

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  11. Ami
    Beautiful blog. I want to try this recipe. I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. Thanks for adding me on foodbuzz. I look forward to sharing recipes. Lexi (Lighthearted Locavore)

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  12. Hi Ami,
    I would like to try this in my pressure cooker. Any suggestion how long to simmer after 1 whistle? I think the red lentils cook faster, right?
    Wendy

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  13. Ami's Vegetarian DelicaciesDecember 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Yes you can cook red lentils in pressure cooker. Actually since red lentils cooks faster you can also use heavy bottom pan to cook them. But pressure cooker is much faster. If you want them in mushy texture cook them for 2 whistles, turn off heat, let it cook for 10-15 minutes till the steam settles down, after that remove the top nob, and lid.

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  14. Hi Ami, just stumbled on your recipe looking for lentil recipes - I love this one. I've now used it to make a chunky style lentil soup (as in your recipe), I've blended it up to make a smooth and spicy lentil soup and today I used it as the beginning of a spicy lentil bake with some flour and eggs! Thanks so much!

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  15. This is a very simple soup for this cold late summer/early autumn day. It is warming and the tomatoes make it nice and fresh. Luckily I just had all the ingredients at home and now I have a tasty little portion left for tonight, lets see if I am eating it with some bread or rice...

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