Red Lentil (Masoor Dal) Soup

Red lentil soup

A yummy soup with red lentils and vegetables..

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Masoor dal / red lentils – 3/4 cup

2. Oil – 2 tsp + 2 tsp butter

3. Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

    Garlic- 4 cloves, finely chopped

    Carrot –  1 small, finely chopped

    Celery – 1 stick, finely chopped

4. Tomato – 1 large, chopped

    Turmeric powder  – 1/4 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

5. Vegetable / chicken stock – 2 – 2.5 cup (I used chicken stock)

6. Salt – To taste

7. Parsley – 2 tbsp, finely chopped

    Lemon juice – 1 tsp or to taste


Heat oil and butter in a sauce pan at medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Add rinsed dal, chopped tomato, turmeric powder and saute for a minute. Add vegetable or chicken stock and cook covered for 20 – 30 minutes until the soup is medium thick. Taste-check for salt. Add chopped parsley, lemon juice and mix well. Yummy red lentil soup is ready..Serve hot!

Recipe Courtesy – Zahera Ummat

Red lentil soup

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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