Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil soup is a wholesome comforting soup and is very simple to prepare. You can use masoor dal or moong dal or a mix of both to prepare this soup.

This year, in keeping with my goal of eating more vegetarian dishes, I’ve naturally included a lot more soups in my diet.

Lets begin with the healthy and delicious soup….

Lentil Soup Recipe

Prep time              :   5 minutes
Cooking time       : 20 minutes
Total time             : 25 minutes

Servings        : 2

Category       : Soup
Cuisine          : Comfort food


1 Cup split yellow moong dal, washed
1/2 Cup onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic-ginger
1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 Teaspoon red chili powder
Pinch of asafoetida
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon oil
3 Cups water
Salt to taste


  • Chop onion, garlic and ginger. Keep it ready.
  • Rinse and drain the lentils a couple of times to wash off the dirt.


  • Heat oil in a medium pot; add chopped onions, ginger and garlic. Sauté until onions turn transparent.
  • Add in the split yellow Moong dal, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and water.
  • Cook over medium high heat until it starts to boil. Remove the frothy foam that accumulates on the surface as the dal cooks.
  • Bring the heat to medium and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely cooked.
  • Blend the dal using a hand blender, put lemon juice and mix well.
  • Now for the seasoning, heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add cumin seeds, when splutters put asafetida and turn off the heat.
  • Pour mixture over the cooked soup.

Serve hot!!


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