SPICY LENTIL SOUP WITH WHOLE GRAIN ELBOW PASTA

SPICY Lentil Soup with Whole Grain Elbow Pasta. A complete Meal for Lunch / Dinner .img_0162

My favorite way to Consume Lentils are in Soups . Spicy lentils soup ( Not too spicy) KID friendly recipe . One Pot meals are my favorite weeknight dining with fresh Vegetables, Lentils and appropriate Seasoning can create a tasty Pot of Soup .  I do all prep in the morning and bring to boil before Lunch/ Dinner. No need to add any flour . Lentils will thicken the soup .

           This is an Old recipe of mine which I like to have on Cold Winter nights with less Cooking and dishes . I do all my Prep ( Only 15 Minutes) in the Morning and refrigerate it . Just bring to boil for 10 Minutes during Dinner time. We enjoy this Soup with Salad and doesn’t need any more sides . Studies show Soups in our diet help loose Weight and can feel fuller . A bowl of soup is perfect to fit in all Vegetables , Pasta and Seasoning and this soup is light, Fulfilling , Comforting and satisfying Weeknight Meal .It is best Lentil Soup I ever had. So let Check the Recipe and get Cooking. I added 1 tbsp. Curry Powder and 1 tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes . If you don’t want the Soup Spicy you, can skip Red Pepper Flakes . The soup looks Simple with simple ingredients,. but believe me  you will like the combination of Lentils with other Ingredients . lentils  and boiled potato thickens the soup and no need to add any flours . Enjoy the Soup any time of the Year .  Do try the recipe and leave a Comment .

Recipe for 4 People . Need 1 tbsp. Oil

Preparation and Cooking time : 30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS: img_0161

1. Lentils – 1 Cup

2. Whole Grain Elbow Pasta – 1/2 Cup

3. Potato – 1

4. Tomato – 1

5 . Onion – 1 ( Medium)

6 . Ginger and Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.

7. Oil – 1 tbsp.

8. Curry powder and Red Pepper Flakes – 1 tbsp. each  or Rasam powder or Sambar Powder – 1/2 to 1 tbsp.

9. Salt as per taste

10. Water – 2 Glasses ( 16 Ounces ) 8 Ounces for Cooking Lentils

11 . Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves .

12. Turmeric – 1/4 tbsp.

13 . Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp.

14 . Vegetables – 1 cup ( Green Beans, carrots, Peas and Carrots )

15. Oregano – 1 tbsp.

METHOD: img_0163

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Soak Lentils Overnight or 2 to 3 Hours.

             1.  Pressure  Cook with 8 Ounces( 1 glass Water) , Little Salt , Elbow Pasta and Potato .  Or alternatively you can add Lentils , pasta and Finely Chopped Potato directly to the Soup without Pressure Cooking.

2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil and Saute Onions with little Salt , Turmeric and 1 tbsp. Cumin seeds . Once Onions are brown add Ginger Garlic Paste and fry Couple of minutes

3. Add Chopped tomato, vegetables , Cooked Lentils with pasta , Cooked and Mashed Potato , Salt , WATER , Curry Powder and Red chilli flakes , Oregano .

4. Bring to Boil . It takes approximately 7 to 10 minutes . Once it comes to boil switch off the stove and add finely Chopped Coriander Leaves .

5. Squeeze Juice Of Half Lime . SERVE warm .

 

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