Customer Support (800) 215-9934 / Mo-Fr 9am-7pm ET / Sa 9am-5pm ET 

January Ayurvedic Recipe: Lentil Soup with Vegetables

January Ayurvedic Recipe: Lentil Soup with Vegetables

by Kottakkal Support January 01, 2019

A delicious soup like this is good for anytime of the year. It's high in fiber and vegan (unless you use ghee in place of the coconut oil!) which is also a great switch. Enjoy this warm, balancing dish with friends and family! It's the perfect one to share, so we made this recipe to serve 6 in time for the holidays. 

Ingredients For the Soup:

  • 2 cups of lentils
  • 5 cups of chopped vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots, celery and sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece chopped or grated ginger (fresh!)
  • 1 big tablespoon coconut oil

Herbs and Spices:

  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seeds
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Sea salt, around 1 teaspoon or to taste

Preparation

  1. Heat a large pot on medium heat.
  2. Add ghee or coconut oil and melt.
  3. Add garlic, onion and fresh ginger and sauté until light golden, or several minutes.
  4. Add all your herbs and spices and sauté until you can smell the spices.
  5. Add your hardest vegetables like sweet potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add about 1 liter of water to the pot.
  7. Add the rest of your vegetables and lentils and cook for about 35-40 minutes, until the hardest root vegetables are soft and the soup is boiling.
  8. Take off the heat after it's cooked and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve with fresh cilantro or parsley!

Notes

Use water-rich vegetables like zucchini for a lighter soup and avoid root vegetables like sweet potatoes for a heavier version. 




Kottakkal Support
Kottakkal Support

Author




Also in Healing with Kottakkal Ayurveda

KOTTAKKAL USA
KOTTAKKAL USA

by Kottakkal Support August 13, 2020

Welcome to Kottakkal in the USA, over 100 years of authentic Ayurveda to your doorstep. We are proud to introduce the highest quality Ayurvedic products as an authorized distributor of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in the USA. Products are available in Bulk and Retail - Arishtams, Kashyams, Ghritams, Lehyams, Tailams, and more.

Read More

LEHAMS
LEHAMS

by Kottakkal Support August 13, 2020

Leham is a semi-solid preparation of drugs, prepared with the addition of jaggery, sugar, or sugar candy and boiled with prescribed drug juice or decoction. They are also known as modaka, guda, khanda, and rasayana.

Read More

KASHAYAM
KASHAYAM

by Kottakkal Support August 12, 2020

Kashayam is one of the panchakalpanas of Ayurveda and is a widely used form of dosage in Ayurveda and does not denote any one particular Ayurvedic medicine, but a generic term for various types of medicinal tea in Ayurveda.

Read More