Cooking for one can be pretty tedious especially for working professionals or even SAHMs (Stay at Home Moms) with a toddler / infant. This is a soup that can be rustled up in almost no time.
First of these is a soup. As mentioned here, my kids love soups of most forms. With the winter here yet to smile upon us (it barely lasts 4-6 weeks), this is something we make thru the year, and I was surprised it was yet to feature on the blog.
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So, here it is – Carrot Lentil Soup. Takes under 20 mins to prep and cook. It can be done while you are in the shower after work (or a busy day at home). Do make this and let me know how you liked it…
Prep time : 5 mins, Cook time : 15 mins ; Serves : 1 (about 250 ml)
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You would need:
- Carrots – 1 medium (I prefer the Orange variety to red ones)
- Moong Dal OR toor dal (split green gram OR split pea) – 2 TBSP
- Onion – 1/2 (halved will work as well)
- Potato peeled – 1/2 no
- Garlic – 1 pod (opt.)
- Salt & pepper – to taste
- 15-min Homemade Vegetable Stock – 2/3 cup
- Garnish – cream or butter (skip if vegan, or use vegan butter alternative)
- Wash, peel and chop the veggies. In a small pressure cooker (I used 2 litres pan), add the stock / water, chopped veggies, garlic, dash of salt. Close and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
- Take your shower / finish checking the last of your emails for the day :-))
- Let the pressure release on its own.
- Puree all together. Sieve if needed (I didn’t). Let it simmer for 2-3 mins.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Finish with a dollop of butter / fresh cream or savour it hot as is 🙂