Mix Veggies Lentils Soup – An Easy & Healthy Recipe
In India lentils soup or commonly known dal is prepared in many ways and its a part of daily diet. Lentils are high source of proteins and we must include them in our everyday food. There are many varieties of lentils which are available and cooked. Its a must for toddlers and kids (even if they don’t like it). We must inculcate the habit of healthy eating in our juniors. They need more protein, carb and fat in balanced way for their energy level and brain development. That’s why doctors advise to feed lentils soup to the kid. To add benefit of vegetables, what I did for my kid was to add almost all kinds of veggies (in small quantity, may be 2 – 3 pieces) along with the lentils. Then puree them together and strain to get that smooth puree. The same recipe is equally helpful for adults. We will get nutrition of lentils and vegetable in one pot and this Saves time also. Isn’t it a great deal where you don’t have to spend lots of time in kitchen to get healthy and tasty recipe. You can eat this as main course or as soup.
I don’t like to puree vegetables for this recipe. Its even better when you will get that bites of vegetables.
In eastern part of our country this recipe is one of the frequently cooked main dish (Daalma/ Daalna). Its a win-win recipe from health & taste perspective.. You can have this for weight-loss diet as this will keep you full for longer. In south part samber is similar except they add tamarind for extra sourness in it. In western part they add flattened wheat flour dough to the lentils and cook (Dal Dhokli). India is a rich country where we can see numerous variation of cooking and ingredients. Try my lentils receipes here.
Lets make this delicious recipe without wasting much time. Simple recipe with minimum ingredients (except for vegetable).