May 19

Savoury Lentil Turmeric Soup: A Nutrient-Packed, Healing Recipe for Every Season

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There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day to a piping hot bowl of comforting soup, warming your hands as you cradle the bowl, and savoring the tantalizing aroma before you take your first sip. One of our all-time favorites here at Turmeric Palace is the delicious and nutritious Lentil Turmeric Soup. This dish marries the rich, earthy flavors of lentils with the vibrant, bold taste of turmeric, resulting in a celebration of taste that not only pleases your palate but also packs a winning punch for your health.

Ingredients List

To give this simmering sensation life, gather up these ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rinse the green lentils under cold water before setting them aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Once hot, add the onions and carrots, sautéing until they are softened.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic, turmeric, and cumin, coating the vegetables in the fragrant spices.
  4. Slide the lentils into the pot, enveloping them in the spice-laden mixture.
  5. Pour in the vegetable broth, stirring everything together before bringing the soup to a boil.
  6. Once the soup is boiling, lower the heat and let it simmer, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully for about 45 minutes.
  7. Season your soup with salt and pepper as per your taste, and garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley.

Cooking Time & Servings

This hearty pot of Lentil Turmeric Soup takes about an hour from start to finish and serves four hungry diners.

Nutritional Information

Every spoonful of this Lentil Turmeric Soup is not just a burst of bold flavors, but an investment in your health. The lentils are a great source of protein and fibre, keeping you full while promoting good digestive health. Turmeric, with its anti-inflammatory properties and good dose of antioxidants, can strengthen your immune system. Don’t take my word for it though; let us dive into the actual nutritional values per serving:

  • Calories: 240
  • Protein: 17 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 40 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Turmeric: 1.5 grams

Tips and Tricks

Want to up your soup game? Here are a few pro tips:

  • For a creamier soup, blend half of the soup and then mix it back in.
  • Add a splash of lemon juice at the end to give it a fresh twist.
  • If you’re looking for a non-vegan option, change the vegetable broth to chicken broth.

To wrap it up, the flavors of this dish bring…

Not only does this Lentil Turmeric Soup tantalize your taste buds, but it also serves as a testament to the idea that wholesome, hearty, and healthy can meet deliciousness in a glorious union. We invite you to let this recipe light up your kitchen and your dinner table. Remember to share your culinary masterpiece on social media with the tag #TurmericPalace!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I freeze this Lentil Turmeric Soup?

    Absolutely! This soup freezes and reheats well, making it a perfect dish to batch cook and enjoy later.

  2. Can I use red lentils instead of green?

    Sure, but keep in mind that red lentils will break down more and result in a creamier soup.

  3. Is it necessary to use fresh turmeric?

    While fresh turmeric does add a unique flavor profile, dried turmeric powder works just as well.

  4. What can I serve with this soup?

    A warm, crusty loaf of bread makes for a wonderful accompaniment.

  5. Can I add other vegetables?

    Feel free to add spinach, kale, or any other favorite veggies to this versatile soup!

Dive in, enjoy, and let us know if you have any other question!

Author

  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives.

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