Creamy Spinach Soup with Yellow Lentils

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08.7.11

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Creamy spinach soup with yellow lentils

 

So I decided to reduce baking for my blog so that I eat better. But guess what! I still baked a TON!! I only didn’t blog about it! Oh NO… I think I am bitten by the baking bug :( I think learning to bake is like a curse… I just can’t stop. I have baked 3-4 batches of cookies and 1 cake this week and the worst part is that I have even eaten a LOT of it!

But I can still pretend that I eat HEALTHY! At least in my blog ;) But seriously though with all those cookies I eat I also have been eating a lot of soups with fresh homemade bread J check out some photos of the bread I baked on my FB page! You can also ‘like’ me if you like the bread ;)

Today I have a wonderful uber healthy, vegan, oil free soup recipe! Creamy silky spinach soup with yellow lentils topped with some golden onions. If that doesn’t sound good enough for you, let me tell you that it is the BEST spinach soup I have ever tasted! It’s extremely easy to make like most of my recipes. Fresh spinach is cooked with yellow lentils, garlic, onion and tomatoes and then blended into a creamy soup. It is topped with some thinly sliced onion slowly fried with a touch of olive oil till sweet, golden and crunchy. I served it with some freshly baked spicy bread with fresh fenugreek leaves, green chili and garlic.

Here’s another beautiful soup, green, creamy with hints of garlic, tomato and sweet onion. This soup is sure to make you smile!

 

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Fresh spinach

 

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Yellow lentils

 

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freshly baked spicy bread with fresh fenugreek leaves, green chili and garlic.

 

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Creamy spinach soup with yellow lentils

 

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Served with fried onion and fresh bread

 

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  • 1 cup yellow lentils
  • 3-4 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 big tomato
  • 6-8 pods of garlic
  • 1 onions
  • Salt

Topping

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • Salt

 

Mix all the soup ingredients (except for salt) in big pot, add a couple of coups of water. Cook till the yellow lentils are cooked well and start to disintegrate.  On a regular pot it can take up to 45 minutes for the lentils to get cooked. I use a pressure cooker which cooks everything in about 15 minutes. if you have a Slow Cooker/Crock-Pot it will work great for this recipe.

Once it’s cooked and soft, season it with enough salt and blend it into a smooth puree. Serve hot.

Topping – finely slice the onions mix it with some olive oil sprinkle with some salt and fry it in low flame. It will take about 5 to 10 minutes for the onion to turn golden brown and sweet. Take care not to burn it as it will taste bitter.

Sprinkle hot soup with fried onion and serve with some crusty bread.

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22 comments :

  • Molly

    Wow!! This soup is amazing and it is only 70 calories!!!!(without topping) Thank you so much!! It pairs well with the sweet carrot bread too!!!!!

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  • Miriam

    that’s a lovely soup….n’ so so healthy too….i have just started baking n’ i’m already worried abt how much of these baked goodies i have been eating….so i understand wat u mean completely….but healthy treats like shud dfntly help…:)

  • Nithya

    Delicious and comforting soup :) Awesome clicks :)

  • Joyti

    The baking bug IS pretty strong. In fact, I like baking more than I like eating baked good. I recommend sharing your baked goods with coworkers, neighbors, or friends.
    The soup looks very healthy and delicious.

    • Chinmayie

      I know what you mean Jyoti! this weekend I baked to batches of cookies but had just 2 or so as I shared it with my family!

  • sarah

    Gorgeous pictures! And great recipe- Seattle stays pretty mild in the summer so we still eat a lot of soup and I’m always looking for new recipes! I love the spinach and lentil base.

    I’ve been bitten by the baking bug as well, by the way, it’s dangerous!

  • Reva

    Wow, that is so refreshing.. love to have it anytime:) Glad to have visited your page.. Great going..:)
    Reva

  • Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Chinmayie, that’s exactly why I’m scared to be hooked on baking. I am very weak when there is sweets and carb. I can eat the entire baguette if it comes right from the oven. I can eat 10 cookies easily if they are freshly baked. I CAN…and I WILL… It’s been always mystery to me that why all the bakers bake so often and don’t look like they gain weight. But I guess I just don’t see… you also struggle… though you have great skills in baking and hope that we see some of your baked stuff. Your spinach soup looks so tasty. The ingredients are so simple too. Looks very very delicious!!!

    • Chinmayie

      I know what you mean Nami! I just can’t resist when it comes to sweets :( That’s why i try my best to bake healthier stuff. But inspite of all that I am eating way too much sugar these days! I have NO idea how all bloggers stay so thin!!

  • Sharmilee

    Healthy, creamy n yummy soup

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy

    This soup looks so yummy..I normally make spinach & moong dal soup but will try this version with yellow lentils ..looks so good and the sauted onions on top make it for me. Baking bug- I m sure all food bloggers are caught by it at some point or the other :) Have a fun weekend!

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I love a hearty lentil soup and winter is a perfect time to savour them! This sounds delicious!

  • Jackie @ DomesticFits.com

    YUM! Even though its over 100 degrees here in California, I still want a big bowl of this! it looks delish!

  • kankana

    I think baking is kind of an addiction .. the smell of it .. the butter which makes everything amazing.. makes you happy :) This spinach soup is something I would love to try .. the recipe looks lovely and healthy.

  • Elise

    This soup looks delicious! I really like lentil soup and spinach so I think it was always going to be a hit with me. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Shruti

    I can imagine myself making this for a cold winter night. Just the right hot comfort!

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

    Looks delicious and nourishing! And I love the topping :)

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