Lemony Red Lentil Soup

Lentils of any variety is loaded with iron and proteins. So it is both healthy and nutritious. Do try this simple and delicious red lentil soup, which I prepared in a curried form. Serve in individual bowls. Garnish with coriander leaves, red chili flakes and a dash of lime. Enjoy as a satisfying light dinner just as it is or with some bread sticks / croutons.


  1. 1 cup red lentil (masoor dal) soaked in water for an hour
  2. 1 tbsp butter
  3. 1 tsp olive oil
  4. 1 onion sliced
  5. 2-3 garlic cloves sliced
  6. 1 tomato chopped
  7. to taste salt
  8. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  10. 1 tsp red chili powder
  11. leaves few kaffir lime
  12. coriander leaves to garnish
  13. red chili flakes to garnish
  14. as needed lime juice
  15. bread sticks / croutons to serve


  1. Change Soak the lentils in water for an hour
  2. Change Heat oil and butter in a pan Fry the onion bay leaves and garlic till light brown
  3. Change Add the tomatoes and all the dry spices Saute for a minute or two
  4. Change Add the soaked lentil and stir fry for a minute
  5. Change Then add 3 cups water and the kaffir lime leaves Pressure cook for 10 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle
  6. Change Discard the lime leaves and the bay leaves Blend into a puree and adjust water accordingly
  7. Change Heat through and serve in individual bowls Garnish with coriander leaves chili flakes and a dash of lime Serve hot as it is or with bread sticks / croutons

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