Dal Palak Soup

    Dal Palak Soup


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    About this recipe: Masoor dal with palak, seasoned with basil and ilaichi makes a spicy soup that is delicious, fast and easy.

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 large red onion, chopped
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 400g chopped tomatoes
    • 225g frozen spinach
    • 375g masoor dal (red lentils)
    • 450ml water
    • 2 tsp dried basil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mirchi powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (equal parts ground adrak, haldi, jeera, dhania powder)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in tomatoes, spinach and dal, and pour in water. Season with basil, cardamom, cumin, cayenne pepper and curry powder. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.
    2. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use a hand held blender), and blend until smooth before serving.

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