Healthy, lemony red lentil soup


This is a very healthy and filling soup which will take less to no efforts to cook but you will get most of your daily nutritious going inside your body. I was thinking if arushi is going to like it or not, but ahh! she loved it. This is going to be regular soup variety dinner in our home!.

Ingredients: (Serving size 4 adults)
Red lentils - 2 cups
Potato - 1 big pealed and cubed
Carrot - 1, chopped
Peas - 1/2 cups
Paneer - cubed (optional)
Corn - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup, chopped
Cumin powder - 1 tbs
Lemon - 1 whole, zested and squeezed
Garlic and ginger paste - 1 tbs
Dried herbs like - parsley, oregano, marjoram.
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil or butter - 1 tbs
Water or broth

Easy Steps:
  • Rinse the lentils, add 4 cups of water or broth, add a pinch of salt
  • Pressure cook lentils and potato ahead of time.
  • Once the lentils are cooled down,
  • Heat oil or butter in a thick bottomed pan
  • Add onion, garlic and ginger paste until translucent.
  • Add other vegetables and saute it for a minute.
  • Add the cooled down lentils and potato mix.
  • Cook on a low flame
  • Be sure to stirr frequently, otherwise lentils stuck to the bottom .
  • Add the salt, pepper, dried herbs, cumin powder, cubed paneer if using.
  • Add the lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Give it a nice mix.
  • And all set to eat.
  • Roast a piece of bread and dip in the soup and enjoy!.

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