As we all know, the first dish of a meal is the most important one. nobody doubts the good effects of soups in our organisms. Hot soup in particular has numerous health benefits.soups in general are good because they help restore the necessary water balance, which in turn helps keep our blood pressure (and salt content) under control.Adding a quick bowl of soup to your meals during the cold season can help you warm up, protect your organism and avoid unnecessary calories.

Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe
Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe
Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron and zinc.  Lentils do not require soaking and are quick and easy to prepare. Bowl of protein-rich red lentil soup is a great start for any meal. Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup is rich and creamy soup and a great appetizer for any rich meal. Hot, spicy and richly flavoured, Red lentils with coconut milk soup is almost a meal in itself. If you are really hungry, serve with chunks of warmed naan bread or thick slices of toast. 


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time1 Hour
Servings5

Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe
Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
Red Lentils1 Cups**
Coconut Milk*400ml
Onion2
Finely Chopped Ginger1 teaspoon
Finely Chopped Garlic1 teaspoon
Finely Sliced Green Chilli1
Coriander Powder1 Teaspoon
Paprika powder1 teaspoon
Water900ml / 3.75 Cups
SaltTo Taste
Coarse Pepper Powder1 teaspoon
Finely Chopped Spring Onion LeavesFor garnishing
Finely Chopped Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing
Oil1 tablespoon
Lime1


*For a lower-fat version, we can skip the coconut milk which is rich in saturated fat and add just the water.
** 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml

Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe
Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe

Method:
  1. Finely chop the onions. Heat oil in a pan and finely chopped onions, garlic, ginger and sliced green chilli. Sprinkle little salt and saute the onions till they turn soft but not brown. The addition of salt brings out moisture from onions and helps to saute the onions evenly with less oil. When the onions are cooked and become soft and transparent, add rinsed dal to the onions

  2. Add the coriander powder and paprika powder and mix well. Then add coconut milk to the pan

  3. Add water to the pan and mix well and bring it to boil. When the soup starts to boil, give a good stir and simmer the flame and allow all of them to cook in low flame for 40-45 minutes. In low flame, the lentils would cook nicely and becomes mushy. 

  4. Remove the soup from flame. Since the dal is cooked and mushy, we don't need to blend it. But if you like a clear sour without munching any bits and pieces, then just blend all of the cooked soup once using a hand blender or normal blender. I have used a hand blender and gave a couple of pulses so that I have got a nice and smooth soup. Pour in the lime juice and adjust the salt and sprinkle coarse pepper powder. Add half of the chopped spring onion leaves and mix well. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves

  5. Pour the yummy Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe in a serving bowl and garnish with little spring onion leaves and coriander leaves and enjoy the delicious soup!
  6. Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe
    Red Lentils with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe | Masoor Dal with Coconut Milk Soup Recipe

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  1. My suggestion is to add coconut milk once dal is done in order to preserve the flavour and nutritive values.

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