Light Veg n Lentil Soup

10:08 AM

Ever since we came back from Santiniketan, due to the weather difference Baby H is not keeping well. So this Saturday we thought of visiting his doctor. The doctor leaves quite far away from our place and was late on that very day. We had to wait for almost 2 hours. By the time we were done it was already dark outside. Our stomachs were growling and we thought of stopping somewhere to get some quick bites but with the Diwali shopping rush it was impossible to do so. When we reached home it was Son’s bedtime. We put him to sleep and quickly decided to make something warm and filling.

Both of us love soup especially in this weather when the days are warm but evening air has a slight nip in it. My front yard green patch has already got some baby spinach so thought of making a light soup. The whole wheat Dinner rolls are store bought but were a great accompaniment to it. his dish is quite versatile, in itself you can have it for evening snack and with bread you have a satisfying meal.

One Request: Please don’t go by the look and give it a try. Its light, quick yet flavorful and is completely guilt free.
In a pan put beans,tomato, capsicum, carrot, coriander roots, veg stock cube, and lentil. Reserve 2-3 mushrooms and add the rest. I like to add them at a later stage to keep their crunch and get extra flavor. Add the water, salt and half of the crushed peppercorn. Cover and let it cook on a low flame for 10 minutes.

Light Veg n Lentil Soup

Mushrooms: 7-8 no.s cut in chunks
I have button and wood mushrooms. I used both.
French beans: chopped ¼ cup
Tomato: one small cut in chunks
Capsicum: ½ cut in small pieces
Carrot: 1 small, chopped
Coriander roots: one handful
Onion: half chopped
Spinach: ½ cup cut in big pieces
Vegetable stock cube: ½ pack. I used Maggi veg cube.
Masoor dal (Red lentil): boiled 1/3 cup
Pepper corns: 1 tablespoon
Water: 1 liter
Salt to taste

Open the lid and add the spinach leaves. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes uncovered. This way the green colour of the spinach remains intact.

Mash the tomatoes with the back of your spatula. Check the seasoning and put off the Gas.

Now in another pan heat 2 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Fry the chopped onions and reserved mushrooms for a couple of minute. add rest of the peppercorns and mix everything together.

Transfer the soup in it and give it a boil.

Serve hot with toasted breads or rolls.

This bowl of healthy and flavorful soup goes to grow your own, this time hosted by the inventor herself, the wonderful Andrea Meyers.

It also goes to WYF: A light meal at Simple Indian Food:an easy cooking blog.

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  1. Sayantani ... amar reader tomar kono post update koreni ... koto recipes miss korechi!
    Aaj Mandirar blog theke elam ... ar dekhi ki shundor posts shob.
    Soup amar khub fav ... eta nischoi try korbo. Tomar baby ekhon kemon ache?

  2. The soup looks tempting..thanks for participating

  3. What a wonderful and healthy soup. I also like light soups such as this. Thanks for sharing your soup with Grow Your Own!

  4. You picture looks great. your soup is healthy and looks delicious. Will bookmark the recipe. I love both spinach & mushrooms.

  5. first time here and i must say you have a wonderful blog Sayantani!!
    this soup is completely my type n i love even the way it looks...
    and you know i grow my own veggies too in my front yard some of the veggies n herbs i get from my garden...

  6. Hi Sayantani, I tried this soup and liked it a lot. I made it 3-4 times... thank you of the recipe. I am made today for lunch and I am going to blog about it in a day or two.


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