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Indian-Inspired Lentil Soup

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.14

$1.14 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

10 fall,winter,vegetarian,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian soup
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Indian-Inspired Lentil Soup might be just the soup you are searching for. For $1.14 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This gluten free, dairy free, and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 114 calories, 7g of protein, and 2g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 10. 1 person found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. A mixture of olive oil, curly parsley, garam masala powder, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 75%. This score is solid. Try Indian Lentil Soup, Indian Dhal Shorva – Lentil Soup, and Indian Spiced Red Lentil Soup for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1
1  onion
onion
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic cloves
garlic cloves
1 can
1 can italian whole canned tomatoes
italian whole canned tomatoes
2 L
2 L chicken broth
chicken broth
1 large bunch
1 large bunch curly parsley
curly parsley
1 cup
1 cup dried lentil
dried lentil
1 tsp
1 tsp garam masala
garam masala
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp curry powder
curry powder
some
some chili flakes
chili flakes
some
some lemon
lemon
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1  onion
1
onion
2 cloves garlic cloves
2 cloves
garlic cloves
1 can italian whole canned tomatoes
1 can
italian whole canned tomatoes
2 L chicken broth
2 L
chicken broth
1 large bunch curly parsley
1 large bunch
curly parsley
1 cup dried lentil
1 cup
dried lentil
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp
garam masala
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp
curry powder
some chili flakes
some
chili flakes
some lemon
some
lemon

Equipment

wooden spoon
wooden spoon
pot
pot
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
pot
pot


Instructions

Heat oil in a big pot over medium heat, add onions and garlic, cook for a few minutes until fragrant but not burnt. Add the tomatoes & the juice, mash them up in small chunks with a wooden spoon. Add the chicken broth, leaving about half of a box for thinning the soup later. Turn heat to maximum, add the parsley and the lentils. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until lentils are soft. Add the masala, curry and chili flakes half way and mix well. Serve with fresh parsley for garnish, with some freshly ground black pepper, and a small wedge of lemon. It really kicks it up a notch (unfortunately I didn't get the lemon when I made this, boo!) I put this soup into individual microwavable containers for lunch, and before taking them to work, I would add a bit of chicken broth, because it thickens up quite a lot

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.14
Ingredient
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic cloves
1 can italian whole canned tomatoes
2 Ls chicken broth
1 large bunch curly parsley
1 cup dried lentil
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon curry powder
some chili flakes
some lemon
Price
$0.17
$0.24
$0.13
$0.88
$6.43
$2.26
$0.55
$0.26
$0.31
$0.10
$0.03
$11.36

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
114 Calories
6g Protein
2g Total Fat
17g Carbs
40% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
114
6%

Fat
2g
4%

  Saturated Fat
0.33g
2%

Carbohydrates
17g
6%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
794mg
35%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
14%

Vitamin K
98µg
94%

Vitamin C
27mg
34%

Fiber
7g
30%

Folate
109µg
27%

Manganese
0.49mg
24%

Iron
2mg
17%

Potassium
527mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Phosphorus
135mg
14%

Vitamin A
645IU
13%

Copper
0.25mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.21mg
11%

Magnesium
39mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.59mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.09mg
6%

Calcium
51mg
5%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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