February 06, 2013

Spiced Lentil Soup

Red Lentils - 100 gms
Carrots - 50 gms
Potatoes - 100 gms
Onion - 1
Turmeric-  1/4 tsp
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Vegetable stock or water - 1 litre
Coriander leaves
Olive oil- 1 tbsp


  • Wash the lentils and pressure cook till dal is tender and soft. Cool and blend it to make paste.
  • Peel and finely dice carrots, potatoes and onion.
  • Heat oil in thick bottom vessel, add onions and cook till they are transparent. Add carrots and potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add spices and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously. 
  • Add blended lentil and stock. Cook till potatoes are soft and tender.
  • Lastly garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve.

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