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Hearty Lentil Soup Recipe

Hearty Lentil Soup is a popular Indian Soups and Stews
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Soups and Stews Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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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:

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


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