I have a toddler who is really a fussy eater and she needs something new and different every day .Soup is something which she still likes a bit .I am sharing one of the dal soup recipes which I recently made and that was the only thing which she had in the whole day. It’s a very simple recipe and all the ingredients are easily available in the household.
Lentils is one of the main and easy sources of protein and fiber for vegetarians. It’s a very simple recipe and one can experiment with many veggies and taste of the lentil soup won’t change too.
Ingredients required For The Dal Soup:-(For 1 cup)
- 2 tbsp split yellow gram (moong dal)(One can use masoor dal or split red lentils)
- 1 cup water
- Veggies such as carrot, spinach, bottle gourd(I generally prefer a small piece of carrot, 3-4 spinach leaves etc)
- 1tsp butter/ghee
- 1/4tsp cumin seeds
Method & Preparation:-
Pressure cook lentils, one veggie of your choice, water , salt and turmeric. Give it two whistles. Mash the dal/lentil or you can strain it for thinner consistency to get the clear dal soup.I generally try to make it a thick soup so that it becomes a whole some meal .You can add bit of water to lighten the consistency.
Take a small pan and add butter/ghee into it and 1/4th cumin seeds.Pour this in the soup .
So a very healthy and nutritious soup is ready to be served
I know this soup is prepared in lot of Indian homes but every one has a different method.So do let us know how you make your lentil soup
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