Very Healthy Vegan Indian Lentile Soup

By Shubho Dutta
September 5, 2015
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Author Notes: Dal (lentil soup), millions of people eat each day in India and it is a main dish in almost every meal they make. It accompanies rice, rotis and even bread at times. This recipe is a take at the traditional way to make Dal and is super quick. All you need to do is add ingredients into the boiled lentil and you are ready with a bowl of piping hot lentil soup. Shubho Dutta

Serves: 4

  • 2 cups lentil
  • 3/4 tin tomato
  • 1&1/2 red onion
  • handfuls spinach
  • 1 courgette
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 dry chili
  • paprika (optional)
  • sugar to taste
  • salt to taste
  1. • Put about 2 – 3 TBS of oil in the pot and let it heat.
  2. • Add the cumin, chilli, garlic and chopped onions.
  3. • Fry the onions on a good heat for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. • Add the turmeric powder and tinned tomatoes.
  5. • Stir it and then cover it. Let it cook for 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. • Cut the courgette anyway you want. It goes for the paprika as well.
  7. Add the vegetable towards the end so that they don’t melt but remain crunchy.
  8. • Add the dal (lentil) and mix it well. Add about 3 – 4 cups of boiling water.
  9. • Add 1 ½ TS of brown sugar and about 1 TS of salt.
  10. • Optional – you can add 1 or 2 vegetable stalk at this stage.
  11. • Add the chopped vegetables and the spinach leaves.
  12. • Stir it and let it cook for 5 – 6 minutes.
  13. • Put about two tablespoon of ketchup. Mix it nicely.
  14. • Serve it with a garnishing of coriander leaves.

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