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Lentils Vegetable Soup

Masoor dal (red lentils) with vegetables is a filling and hearty soup for warm cold days. It is a vegan and a filling meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 76kcal
Author usha


  • cup Masoor Dal Red Lentils
  • 1 small Tomato
  • 1 cube Chicken flavor Bouillon can use any flavor
  • 4-5 small White Mushrooms diced or approx. ¾ cup diced mushrooms
  • ½ Carrot cut into desired size or ⅙ cup cut carrots little less than ¼ cup
  • 5 String Beans cut into small pieces or ⅙ cup cut carrots little less than ¼ cup
  • ¾ chopped Spinach loosely packed
  • ¾ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 1-2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • pinch of Turmeric
  • 3 – 4 cups water i used 3 cups


  • Wash and cook masoor dal in 1 ½ – 2 cups of water. This should take about 15 – 20 minutes. I didn’t check the time when I cooked it. This dal cooks very fast, unlike toor dal.
  • Add tomatoes and water and bring it to a boil. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add cube of stock bouillon and continue to boil it for another couple of minutes. If you don’t have bouillon, you can use stock cube or skip it all together. Or instead of water, substitute it with stock.
  • Add diced mushrooms and continue to boil it for about 5 minutes.
  • Add carrots and beans and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add spinach and continue cooking.
  • Meantime heat a small pan with oil and onions, ginger garlic paste and pinch of turmeric.
  • Add this tempering to the soup.
  • Boil it for couple of minute and turn of the heat. Can add cilantro to it . I forgot to do so today.
  • I don’t like over cooked, mushy vegetables. If you feel the vegetables are raw, boil the soup for few more minutes.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2133IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg