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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- 1 cup yellow lentils
- 3-4 cups chopped spinach
- 1 big tomato
- 6-8 pods of garlic
- 1 onions
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 onions
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.