Hearty Lentil Soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 cup - yellow lentils
  • 1/2 cup - orange lentils
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp - ginger powder
  • 2 potatoes peeled, cubed and half-boiled
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 large tomato, cubed
  • 1 tsp - oil
  • coriander or curry leaves for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • For the Tadka:
  • 2 to 3 onions sliced

How to Make Hearty Lentil Soup

  • Wash both lentils until water runs clear.
  • Put enough water to submerge the lentil (it should fill the pot 1/4th).
  • While boiling the lentils, add turmeric, red chilli, garlic, ginger, oil, potatoes and salt.
  • Let the lentils boil, and then let it simmer covered.
  • Cook the lentils for about 20 minutes or until it reaches a think consistency.
  • In a separate pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds and fry until they pop.
  • Add the onions and fry until brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until soft.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked add this mixture to the lentil soup.
  • Garnish with coriander.