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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SPINACH & LENTIL SOUP



This is a vey simple, tasty and nutritious soup. It is high in protiens, iron, vitamin A and lots of fiber. This is a yummy way of making kids get all the needed nutrition. Hope you guys will enjoy this soup in the cold weather as much as my family did.

Ingredients:
  • Toor Dal - 1 Handful
  • Chana Dal - 1 Handful
  • Urad Dal -  1 Handful
  • Moong Dal- 1 Handful
  • Whole Moongdal(green) - 1 Handful
  • Spinach -1.5 cups
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Garlic - 3 finely chopped
  • Carrot and peas - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 Tb spn
  • Ghee (Butter) - 1 Tb spn
  • Salt ; Pepper- To taste



Method:
  • Rinse all the dals in cold water.
  • Add the rinsed dals, chopped spinach, water in pressure cooker and cook them.
  • Add ghee to a hot saute pan. Once the ghee is melted and starts bubbling up, add the cumin seeds, chooped garlic and pepper corns to it.
  • Saute them for 2 mins and add chopped tomoatoes to the pan.
  • Once the tomatoes turn soft, add chopped carrots and peas to the pan and saute them. Add salt to sweat the tomatoes faster. 
  • Cook for 10 mins until the vegetables are soft. Then turn off the heat  and keep it aside for 10 mins.
  • Add the cooked contents from the pressure cooker and the sauteed vegetables to a blender and blend them.
  • Take this blended soup into a pan and heat it. Adjust the consistency by adding water and simmer it for 7-8 mins. (Adjust Salt and/or Pepper to taste)
  • Garnish it with cilantro leaves and serve it hot.
  • Add boondhi or bread crumbs for crispy texture to it
  • Enjoy this Hot and Healthy bowl of Joy !!!!!!!!.

Tips:
  • Tomato puree can also be used in lieu of tomatoes.
  • Lime juice can also be used in place of tomatoes.
  • THIS RECIPE IS SENT FOR ONLY GREENS EVENT STARTED BY PARI VASHIST AND HOSTED BY SARASWATHI IYER..

8 comments:

  1. soup looks very delicious n healthy ...very new combination for me ,u made it beautifully kanthiji
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. Mmmmm,comforting soup, loaded with proteins,loved it.

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  3. what a wholesome soup! nice presentation :)

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