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Red Lentil Soup

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - split red lentils, skinned (masoor dal)
  • 1 - onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 - small potato, chopped
  • 1 0 carrot, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp - cabbage, chopped finely
  • 1 sprig - spring onion, chopped finely
  • 1 - small green chilli, chopped
  • 1 - small flake garlic, chopped
  • 8-10 - fresh Mint leaves
  • 3 cups - hot water or vegetable stock
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 - small blob of Butter
  • 1 tbsp - Olive oil

How to Make

  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Add sliced onions, potatoes and lentils and stir for a minute.
  • Transfer to a pressure cooker and add stock or water.
  • Heat for 4-5 whistles and allow steam to subside.
  • Cool and add chilli and garlic.
  • Blend well, strain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add carrots and stir.
  • Add cabbage and spring onion and stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add blended lentils and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Pour in individual bowls, garnish with mint leaves.
  • Serve piping hot.