Red lentil soup recipe
This Red lentil soup recipe is of a comforting, light, and delicious vegan soup from the Middle East. Easy to make and gently flavored with warm spices, this comforting Lebanese lentil soup is also gluten-free.
Lebanese, Middle East
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
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or as required to get the desired consistency
finely chopped carrots
medium-sized onion, finely chopped
Salt as per taste
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
adjust as per your taste
Chopped parsley/ coriander leaves for garnishing
Red chili flakes for garnishing
Wash the lentil and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add garlic cloves and saute for a few seconds or until the raw smell of garlic goes away.
Add chopped onion, bay leaf and saute till the onion becomes translucent.
Next, add the carrot and celery. Saute for about 2 minutes before adding the spices, vegetable bouillon, and salt with around 1 teaspoon of water to avoid burning of spices.
Add lentil, saute for about a minute and then add the water. Let it simmer for around 20-25 minutes or until the lentil is nicely cooked.
Once the lentil is cooked, remove the bay leaf and blend the soup with the help of a hand blender or food processor until it becomes smooth and creamy.
Check and adjust the seasoning. Let the soup simmer for around 5 minutes and then switch off the gas.
Add some fresh lemon juice. Garnish with chopped parsley/ coriander leaves, olive oil, and chili flakes. Serve hot or warm.
You can make this soup using brown lentil too but it will take a longer time to get cooked.