Spincah and Lentil Soup Recipe

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Submitted by jananic

Makes 4 servings



Soupy mix of spinach and yellow/green lentils

Recipe Ingredients for Spincah and Lentil soup

1 bunch spinach, washed thoroughly and roughly torn
1 medium tomato, grated (optional)
3/4 cup lentil
1 1/2 teaspoon oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger paste
1 salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
2 fresh green chili pepper
4 cups water (may be a little bit more if needed)
1 cup,+sections lemon

Recipe Directions for Spincah and Lentil soup

  1. In a dry thick bottomed skillet, lightly roast the mung dal/lentils till they are fragrant and golden. Cool them and wash them.

  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat combine the dal and water. Bring to a boil, then add the turmeric and salt, ginger, 1 green chili, slit or broken. Reduce the heat, and simmer till the lentils are about half done.

  3. Add the spinach and simmer until the lentils are soft, about 1 hour /more or less (or you may pressure cook the dal/lentil). I add the spinach later during cooking so they are not overccoked and still maintains the dark green color. The lentils should not dry up while cooking, they have to have the soupy consistency. If you need more water, do add more. Remove from heat when the lentils are cooked and soft but not mushed up.

  4. In another pan, heat the oil/ghee/butter and cumin and fry until the cumin sizzles. Add the green chili and asafoetida/hing if you?re using it and fry for about half a minute.

  5. Add the red chili powder and the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Add the cooked lentils, sugar and spinach to this pan, cover and allow to cook/simmer for another ten minutes. Taste, and season with more salt if needed.

  6. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the top before serving. Serve hot with rice or roti.

Categories

Soup, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 446.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
193
Calories from Fat
26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.9g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
123mg
5%
Potassium
1003mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
32.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
15.1g
60%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
12.8g
Vitamin A 168% Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 14% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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