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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. 

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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)

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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






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18 Comments

  1. vaishali sabnani

    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. Rafeeda AR

    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 🙂

  5. Such a beautiful colour makes it so inviting. I like the combination of lentils and vegetables.

  6. Mayuri Patel

    Kalyani what a long list of soups you have on your blog. As for the masoor carrot shrova, definitely going to make it soon. I actually have so much masoor dal at home and hubby is getting fed up of me making the same type of dal with it. This soup will be a most welcome change.

    • Thanks so much, Mayuri! We do love soups a lot so some version gets made almost every 4-5 days.. Do try this with the masoor dal at home 🙂

  7. I love this healthy colourful soup. We love soup and will certainly try adding masoor dall to my carrot soup next time.

  8. Beautiful colour of the soup. Addition of lentil is something I liked, make it healthier and filling. Would love to try this Kalyani.

  9. Another delicacy from the soup queen .. I am in love with this color. I will definitely try this soup ..my kinda soup this is 🙂

  10. Linsy Patel

    loved the color and something new with carrot, I love masor dal as it is and in soup form with carrot, lovely addition.

  11. Chef Mireille

    what a quick and easy soup to make and delicious too! A great stand by recipe!

  12. I now have a recipe to justify why I am buying masoor dal! Yes! I love the beautiful color of the masoor n carrot soup Kalyani. It looks awesome and guess who is getting soup for dinner?? 😀

  13. preethi'scuisine

    This carrot red lentil soup looks so creamy and delicious. Hearty meal in itself. Perfect to sip in the cold wet weather. Beautiful colour.

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