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Lentil Soup Recipe


  • 1/2 cup lentils (masoor dal)

  • 1 cup of carrots, sliced in 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup of green string beans, sliced ½ inch pieces

  • 1 cup of celery, sliced in ½ inch pieces

  • 3 medium size tomatoes cut into 8 pieces

  • About ½ inch ginger thin sliced

  • 1½ teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ghee

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • Half a lemon


  1. Wash lentils and soak in 2 cups of water for 1 hour or longer. Once soaked, the lentils should be about double in volume.

  2. Heat 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker on medium high heat. Next add soaked lentils, salt, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, carrots, green beans, celery, and tomatoes.

  3. Close the pressure cooker and put the weight (or seal the exhaust).

  4. As the pressure cooker starts steaming turn the heat down to medium and cook for about 6 minutes.

  5. Turn off the heat and wait until steam has stopped before opening the pressure cooker.

  6. Mix dal well, if dal is thick add more boiling water and make the consistency as you desire

  7. For seasoning heat the 1 tsp ghee in a small saucepan, add cumin seeds and wait until cumin seed crack. Then pour it over the soup.

  8. Add black peper to the soup and mix it well.

  9. Before serving squeeze a few drops of lemon juice.

Benefits: Lentils are rich in complex carbohydrates, a nutrient that boosts the metabolism and helps the body to lose Weight.

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