November 09, 2006
Midweek dinner - Lentil and veggie soup
Some weeks just fly by and this has been one of them. With deadlines and meetings, I have been craving comfort food. And when I saw that another cold front is coming our way, I decided to make one of the soups my mom makes every winter. It's simple, easy, healthy and delicious. There is very little dal cooked with vegetables for flavoring and for a good consistancy. You can substitute the dal with beans too.
Whenever, my mom makes this soup, she serves it with croutons, and we all enjoy it on a cold winter evening. Another of my favorite is her tomato soup.
1 bunch fresh spinach
3-4 medium tomatoes
5-6 medium carrots
1/2 medium onion
1/4 cup moong dal
1/4 tspoon turmeric
1/4 tspoon cumin seed powder
Salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper
Yogurt and cilantro leaf to garnish (optional)
Wash all vegetables and cut them in big pieces.
I pressure cooked the vegetables and moong dal with turmeric, cumin seed powder. You can even cook it slowly in a crockpot.
Puree it with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Garnish with a tspoon of yogurt and cilantro leaf.
It tastes best when served warm.