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Lentil Soup

Recipe suitable for Kapha
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Lentils are often overlooked, even though they’re an inexpensive way of getting a wide range of nutrients. They help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber. Packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium, lentils are also a great source of iron, a mineral that is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets.

So here is one easy to do,cheap and tasty way to incorporate them in your diet.

What do you need:

  • 250g red lentils,
  • 3 cm ginger root minced,
  • 1/2 tsp ghee,
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds,
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds,
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander powder,
  • ¼ tsp asafetida,
  • ¼ tsp turmeric,
  • 1 tsp salt,
  • 2 bay leaves,
  • 1 small carrot,
  • 2 tomatoes,
  • 1 tsp lemon juice.

How to make it:

  1. Wash the lentils a few times and drain.
  2. Wash and mince the ginger root.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the seeds and ginger.
  4. Saute for a few sec and add the powdered spices, stir, add the lentils, stir well and add the water.
  5. Add the salt and bay leaves and let the soup come to a boil.
  6. Add the carrots and tomatoes and let simmer for about 30 mins.

Before serving add the lemon juice.

About the author

Lilia Asenova

Ayurvedic Nutrition Adviser

Graduated Ayurvedic Nutrition School in London and with 15 years of experience in Ayurvedic healthy and healing nutrition. Lilia is a content consultant for media, owned by a big pharmaceutical company.

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