June 29, 2020

Lentils + Scallions Soup with Homemade Veg Stock | Gluten Free,Vegan,Soy Free,Nut Free

Soups are my to-go snacks for most school-day evenings. And the monsoons make them even more special to indulge in a variety of soups. Although the schools are running on the online mode, the craving to sip on a hot broth in windy days like these is always present. If you are a reader of this blog, you know we love our soups.  Do check out more than 25+ varieties of vegetarian soups on this blog.

And with my homemade vegetable stock (made with leftovers / peels / discarded parts of veggies etc), its a sure winner as I have a bottle of home-made , low sodium and very versatile stock always in the refrigerator. So a soup barely takes 15 mins if you have the stock ready.


Alternatively, you can use plain (filtered) water too to make any soup, but stock (and homemade at that - you save precious money too!) gives that extra body and oomph that plain water may not give. My little one loves the Lemon Coriander a lot, and my personal favourites these days are Apple Soup and Badam Palak Shorva (Almond Spinach broth)



Today’s soup came about as I was looking for Healthy Kid Friendly snacks for kids, as Narmadha suggested for this week’s theme for FMBH. We always boil lentils (Pigeon pea (Toor dal) or Split green gram (moong dal)) for Rasam / Sambhar as part of everyday meals. I especially loved Narmadha's Hot and Sour Veg Soup.



So, to make this, I cooked a little extra, and that adds a lot of flavour to this soup. I have added spring onion and a few more veggies. But you can always customise the veggies in a soup. 

This is totally GF and vegan, but feel free to toss the veggies in a little butter / ghee if you prefer.     

Prep time - 15 mins. Cook time - 10 mins Serves - 2~3 kids

What you need:
Homemade Vegetable Stock - 2 cups (1 cup = 240 ml)
Cooked lentils (I used Moong dal / split green gram) - 4 TBSP ( YOU MAY ALSO use raw lentils - soaked for 10 mins) 
Water - 200 ml
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Salt - to taste (if your stock is salted, adjust accordingly)
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Spring onions  / Scallions (greens) - chopped - 4 tsp
Spring Onions (whites) - chopped - 2 TBSP
Garlic - 1/2 tsp (minced fine) - optional
Olive Oil - 1 tsp
Finely minced veggies - I used a mix of cabbage,beans,cauliflower - mixed - 3 TBSP  


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How to:
  1. In a small pressure cooker / soup pot, add oil. Sautés the spring onion whites and garlic. Then add the turmeric, veggies and sauté them for further 2 mins. Now add the vegetable stock, water, salt and pepper. At this stage add the cooked lentils (mashed well) and half of the Spring Onions.
  2. Pressure cook for 3-4 Whistles. 
  3. Once pressure is released, check for salt and spices and adjust accordingly. serve with a garnish of the rest of the spring onions and mix well. 
  4. Serve hot. 


13 comments:

  1. I'm going to try this one :). Thank u KS

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    1. Thanks Cheryl - pl do try and let me know !

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  2. Nice soup ... I too love lemon coriander like your little one :-)
    This seems more like a soupified version of our rasam /thili saaru

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  3. 25+ veggie soup recipes..wow Kalyani. As for this scallions soup its not only healthy but sounds flavorful too. What a great way to get kids to enjoy some traditional lentils other than sambhar and rasam.

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  4. What a lovely way to include lentils and veggies in your diet! Love the look and sound of this soup. I'm always up for soups, and would definitely like to try out this one. :)

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  5. I can have soup every single day and this scallion soup with lentil and homemade Vegetable stock is so nutritious and flavorful!

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  6. Lentil soups are one of my fav, your lentil scallion soup looks very healthy and soothing Kalyani. Loved your soup collection, bookmarking to try all.

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  7. Ahaaa love all the soup recipes which you have mentioned Kalyani in that link. this one is one more addition for sure :)
    we like this kind of lentil based soups.

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  8. lentil soup is something most of the kids will like, this soup with scallion and lentil sounds amazing and yummy.

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  9. This perfect for my kids and family during cold and chilly winters or rainy evening.. we too are soup loving family and this sounds so nutritious ... love that you have used homemade veg stock.

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  10. Wow you have a vast collection of soup. Scallion soup sounds nutritious flavorful and tasty. Perfect for this monsoon season.

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  11. Lentil soup is packed with protein and very healthy for kids. Looks inviting too.

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  12. Mmm I love this soup Kalyani. Once I get the signal to consume dals this soup ison the menu. Love the health and ingredients in it.

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Kalyani

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