Dhal Masala Carrot Soup with Chicken Kofta Recipe

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Submitted by khaltubibi

Makes 3 servings

This is a hearty soup with light ingredients and a base of carrots. The blending of lentils (dhal) and other vegetables make the soup more creamy, and if you prefer a chunkier soup, don't blend the veggies and add the bell pepper and celery last.

Recipe Ingredients for Dhal Masala Carrot Soup with Chicken Kofta

1 cup, diced Celery
2 stalk, large (11"-12" long) Celery

Recipe Directions for Dhal Masala Carrot Soup with Chicken Kofta

  1. Ingredients:

  2. Veggies:

  3. 1/2 medium capsicum (bell pepper) deseeded and chopped to 1/2" pieces.

  4. 4 sm. carrots peeled, cleaned and chopped into 1/2" thickness

  5. 2 stalks of celery cleaned and free of white part, roughly chopped

  6. Sauce:

  7. 1/2 med tomato diced

  8. 1/2 med-lg onion chopped (about 3/4 c.)

  9. 1 T. olive oil

  10. 1 T. canolo oil (or you can use both or either, I use half half because its easier to saute)

  11. 1 T. dhal masala mix (can be bought at your nearest indian store or online, of you can make something similar with the following: 1 t. cumin seeds, coriander seeds, 1/4 t. clove, 1t. garam masala, chili powder, blend everything and this is close enough)

  12. 2 t. salt

  13. 1 t. cumin powder

  14. 1 t. black pepper

  15. 1t. chili powder

  16. 1t. coriander powder

  17. 1/2t. garam masala

  18. Kofta/Kefta/Meatballs:

  19. 1lb ground chicken (i used ground thighs because that's what I had and it taste better but you can save a lot of calories with ground breast)

  20. 1T chopped celery

  21. 1T. chopped parsley

  22. 1tsp. chopped fresh thyme

  23. 1t. chili powder

  24. 2t. cumin

  25. 1t. coriander powder

  26. 1/4t. garam masala

  27. 2t. salt

  28. 1t. black pepper

  29. 1. Make sauce:

  30. Fry onions, tomatoes, and spices in oil till golden and slightly browned on edges.

  31. 2. Make and fry kofta/meatballs:

  32. mix meat with ingredients and make small meatballs about half the size of a golf ball. Place kofta on top of tomato onion sauce fry for about 3min without stirring, just shake pan gently as not to break kofta. Then put about 1/2c. water in pan, cover pot and cook on med low heat for about 5min or till balls are firm. Cover kofta with sliced carrots, cover pot and let carrots steam till before fork tender. Shake pot occasionally while not stirring.

  33. 3. Make creamy soup:

  34. fill pot with water and bring to a boil, gently remove meat balls and a few small carrots. Add remaining veggies, and dhal/lentils, and spices to pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Once all veggies and dhal is fork tender, remove from heat and let cool. Place all veggies in the pot into a blender with enough liquid from the pot to blend the veggies. Add creamed veggies back to pot and add water if necessary. I prefer a creamier soup because I feel it is heartier and I like the texture. Sometimes I cream only half the veggies, to give the soup a chunkier texture with creaminess. At this point at the meatballs back to the soup with carrots. Bring soup to a boil. Open one kofta to be sure it is completely done. Taste to be sure it has enough salt, at this point you could add more if you like.



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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