I'm back with Lentil Soup!!!

Its been a couple of months that I've blogged and suddenly everything looks so different and it feels like I'm back to square one.. trying to figure out the formatting et all!!!

To start off with I wanted a new look for the blog and ended up messing with the format.. luckily had saved the old template. Finally I managed to zero in on one but ended up losing all the widgets..messy, messy, messy!!!

And it was messy outside as well..After a long time it poured heavily in Bangalore..It felt wonderful..the smell of fresh soil..Ahhhaa!!!

I went out in the balcony and the plants looked so happy..My mood brightend and hot coffee came to mind!!! As I set out to make the decoction, I thought wouldnt it be nice if I have warm soup instead..

I thought of making a Lentil Soup which I had been thinking of trying out for sometime...

1/2 cup Pigeon Pea (tuar dal),
1 bay leaf,
1/2-inch cinnamon stick,
6-7 garlic pods, peeled, crushed,
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly crushed,
Salt as per taste

1.) In a pressure cooker, put all the ingredients along with enough water and cook until the dal has competely mashed.
2.) Once cooled, pass it through a fine seive.
3.) Place the seived soup into another vessel. Add water if needed, to bring to the desired consistency.
4.) Adjust seasoning and serve hot.

The result was mindblowing..but I think it was the weather which did the magic.. The soup was very mildly flavoured. The taste of cinnamon was kind of new to me in a soup, but it tasted fantastic.

The soup is also rich is protien, which is very good for health, especially children.

My son and I enjoyed this tasty hot soup in the balcony seeing the rains...Blissful!!!

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  1. awesome!! glad to have you back babe... was missing your posts!!

  2. Wow....nice blog makeover...happy to see u.....that's a comfort bowl ready to indulge......

  3. Welcome back..who doesn't lov the smell of fresh soil, wow..i am not a soup person,but perfect for the rainy day,nice shot..

  4. Welcome back, I adore your lentil soup and looks like something I can make with what I have in my pantry. Loaded with protein for vegetarians like me too.

  5. hey jayshree, nice to see your post..only now i came to know that tuvar dal is called pigeon pea in english. :-) Reg chocolate making course, I am very much intersted..Will send you an e-mail separately in a day or two..and your new website (sinfulindulgence)looks amazing, looks very professional..if you conduct eggless baking course too, I would be the first one to join. :-)

  6. This sounds really simple, but I am sure the pepper and garlic must add a real punch. The soup sounds delicious, Jayashree.

  7. Nice one jay.. nice strawberry theme..
    looking forward for more blogs..

  8. Delicious soup!!prefect for dinner!

  9. hi there love lentil soup and you have a great blog, will come back have a lovely day Rebecca

  10. healthy and tasty soup, looks yumm!

  11. Soup sounds great. I have learnt a new word for tuar dhall. Collect your award from my blog.

  12. Hey, it's good to see you again!


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