July 18, 2020

Masoor Carrot Shorva | Carrot Red Lentil Soup | GF, V | Kids Soup recipes

Soups are great to have during chilly / windy days especially during Monsoon / Rainy days. As readers of this blog would know by now, we are huge fans of soups - with over 25+ varieties of vegetarian soups (mostly vegan). Today's Carrot Red Lentil Soup is a quick soup that's made in under 15 mins, if you have homemade vegetable stock (that's made with leftovers / peels / discarded parts of veggies etc). 

Adding dal (lentils) to soups adds not just body but also nutrition. I often find that it thickens the soup without the need for any cornflour (or artificial thickening agents). Do try it out and let me know how you like it. 

Some other soup varieties on this blog you may like (almost all of them are both Vegan and GF). 

PIN THIS 21 soup link collection for your ready reference. 

Prep time - 15 mins, Cook time - 15-20 mins , serves - 2

What you need:
Oil - 1 TBSP
Carrots - 1 medium - cubed small 
masoor dal / red lentils - 3 heaped TBSP
bay leaf - 1
homemade vegetable stock - 300 ml
Onion - 1 small - minced fine
Garlic - 2 small pods - minced
tomato - 1 medium - finely chopped
Salt and pepper - to taste
Potato - 1 small (peeled and cubed)

How to:

  • Soak masoor dal for 5-10 mins. Meanwhile, chop the veggies and keep aside. in a soup pot / pressure cooker, add 1 tbsp oil. Add the bay leaf and sautè the onion and garlic till slightly golden brown. Add the tomato, potatoes and carrots and sautè for 2-3 mins. 
  • Now add the soaked masoor dal (along with the water) and the stock (you may use water too instead of stock, but the taste would definitely vary).
  • Add salt and pepper, and Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
  • Once the pressure comes down, take out the bay leaf and puree the rest of the soup. Don't strain (or sieve). 
  • Let it come to a gentle simmer for 30-45 seconds
  • Adjust salt and spices and serve hot

Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by me (Kalyani) themed on "Monsoon Treats".


  1. Wow ! That’s such a beautiful colour ! Sounds super healthy , the use if lentils in a soup is such a wonderful idea . Along with a salad or a toast it shall make a great meal .

  2. a lovely array of vibrant pictures! way to gooooo! the soups look healthy, colourful, & most importantly...tastyyyy! <3

  3. Seriously a soul comforting soup which feels like a hug! And then on top, you give us many more options... Everything sounds so good...

  4. What a vibrant and comforting bowl of goodness this one is, Kalyani. Love it. My little one can live on soups. This is definitely for her :)


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