I tried to write this blog post sometime after ma came home from the hospital but things were a bit topsy turvy but here it is now!
Sometime in November in India…..
”My ma’s bff’s have been pampering her a lot and have been a bunch of real sweethearts. One of her friends who we shall call Aunty A, came over last week and got her some heartwarming veg soup among some other goodies.
All the medications have killed ma’s taste buds and her appetite to an extent so this soup was a wonderful new bouquet of mild but delicious flavours for her. AM has agreed to share some of her other recipes as well including one which helped her the first prize in a cooking contest! Whoops! How I love all of ma’s buddies – all such passionate foodies 😉
Ok so here’s how you can create this Masoor dal or Red Lentil Soup
- 1 cup red lentil dal
- 1/2 a red onion
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 a potato boil
- Salt as per taste
- Pepper to garnish
- 1/2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
- Few whole cloves/lavang
- 1 cinnamon stick/dalchini
- Water as required
- some unsalted butter to slather an accompanying slice of toasted brown bread
- In a vessel add the lentils and roughly chopped onion, tomato, and potato(peeled and roughly chopped) and add enough water to soak them.
- Boil the red lentil ,onion ,tomato, and potato in a cooker. Give it 3 whistles
- After the steam releases from the cooker and the lid comes off easily, allow the mixture to cool down completely.
- Puree in mixer/food processor , add some more water to adjust to a soup lile consistency and garnish with salt n pepper.
- In a saucepan add 1/2 a tsp of ghee /clarified butter ,on a medium heat ,add dalchini/ cinnamon stick and a few whole cloves/lavang.
- Reduce the heat to a minimum and now the tadka is ready, carefully pour the puree from the food processor/mixer into the clarified butter and spice tadka as it may sputter.
- Serve the soup hot with a lightly buttered slice of brown bread ideally with unsalted butter.”
I am entering this delicious and healthy Red Lentil Soup recipe into one of my favourite foodie link up’s hosted by Jacqueline Meldrum of Tinned Toms and Lisa of Lisa’s Kitchen aka Food and Spice alternatively. It’s easy peasy just go to Lisa’s blog as she is the host for May 2015 and add in your recipe post to the linky, then link to both Lisa and Jaq’s blogs as I have done and add the No Croutons logo to your post, all done! Any Salad or soup will do but only one post per blogger, also watch out for the round-up done after the 28th of each month.