Lemony Red Lentil Soup

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Lemony Red Lentil Soup


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1 cup red lentil (masoor dal), soaked in water for 30 minutes

  • 1 tbsp. butter

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1-2 bay leaves

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 5-6 kaffir leaves

  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves to garnish

  • 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes to garnish

  • 1 tsp. lime juice or as required


  • Heat oil and butter in a pan. Fry the onion and garlic till light brown. Add the tomatoes and all the dry spices. Saute for a minute or two.
  • Add the soaked lentil and stir fry for a minute. Then add 3 cups water and the kaffir lime leaves. Pressure cook for 10 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle.
  • Set aside to cool down. Discard the lime leaves and the bay leaves. Blend into a puree and adjust water accordingly.
  • 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.