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We didn't think a bowl of warm and delicious lentil soup could get any better. But fortunately, I was very wrong. We have a beautiful recipe for you and all you ever wanted to have in a soup. It's creamy, delicious and super ultra-nourishing. It will keep you sorted for the rest of this cold season.
I love experimenting with recipes that I already know work and add a little extra something. This lentil recipe is the perfect example. We have a few different lentil recipes here at vegan.io but for this one, we've gone the extra mile.
Lentils are one of those things that most people either love or hate. The earthy taste can be a bit much for some. One thing I've learned over the years is that different kinds of lentils have different flavours. So before you ban lentils from your diet altogether, you might want to try different ones and find one you do like.
I like cooking with red lentils since they have a very mild taste. You can describe it as nutty and slightly sweet, which makes them perfect for recipes like this one. I just had to add a few different spices to get that perfect heartwarming flavour I was after.
Red lentils take a little while to cook, maybe around 15 minutes. While this is happening they'll most definitely lose their shape. They become a bit mushy; that's what we are after. We will get a nice creamy lentil soup without too much effort.
For more creaminess and an extra touch of flavour, we are adding coconut milk. This one ingredient will really take our lentil soup to the next level. The taste and the aroma of the coconut mixed with the rest of the spices are so incredible and delicious!
Another little trick which makes this soup so yummy is the spices. But we won't just stir them in. The real trick is to toast them a little to intensify their flavour. Just make sure to keep a close eye on them and stir constantly. They'll be good to go in 30 seconds max, expect the aromas to invade your kitchen!
We added garlic and ginger to the frying pan before adding the spices. Everything in this lentil recipe is super fragrant and inviting. This is what makes this soup so special and one of our favorites at home.
Since I use a lot of elements and spices from Indian cuisine, I like to serve this lentil soup with chapati or roti bread. I buy it frozen at the store so I can keep it in the freezer since we only eat a few pieces with a meal. Remember to double-check if it's actually vegan, some brands are not.
This lentil soup is perfect for a cold rainy day. Grab a warm bowl of creamy soup, curl up on the couch and enjoy this delicious meal. Don't forget the chapati bread to wipe off the bowl at the end!
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For the roti
For the spices
For the seeds
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 509||From Fat 227|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 25g||38.9%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||66.4%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 56g||18.8%|
|Dietry Fiber 11g||45.1%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.5mg||25.1%|
|Vitamin C 14.11mg||23.5%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 2.23mg||7.4%|
|Vitamin K1 11µg||13.8%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.92mg||9.2%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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