Friday, August 8, 2014

Thick Lentil Soup

Thick Lentil Soup 

Some soups can look and seem deceptively similar yet it is that addition or elimination of one ingredient which can give your soup a whole new dimension.

On a rainy day when you want to eat healthy this comes handy indeed and the pulse with all the vegetables blend together to make a creamy lentil soup is sheer comfort.

Makes 2 servings :-

3 small tomatoes
1/3rd cup pulse (cup which holds 210ml of liquid)
Half a medium red bell pepper
Half a medium yellow bell pepper
1 small onion
2 to 3 large cloves of garlic
2 cups of chicken stock
3 stalks of celery
Salt as per taste
Pinch of freshly ground white pepper
1/4th to 1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano or herb of your choice

Smash the garlic, slice the onion and chop the other vegetables. Simple pressure cook the pulse till its well cooked with 1 cup of chicken stock and 1/4th cup water. Now heat the oil in a thick bottomed pan and add the smashed garlic and sliced onion. Cover and let it get sauteed on low flame for 30 seconds and then stir and add the rest of the vegetables and cover and let it be for 2 minutes and then add the rest of the chicken stock and bring to a boil and add the cooked pulse , salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Take it off the gas stove and let it cool down for 10 minutes and then blend away to make a  thick soup and then bring this to a boil and then add the oregano and chili flakes and simmer for 5 minutes to 7 minutes.

Have a healthy hearty soup

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    this looks so yumee! I will have to try it soon.