Pumpkin and Red Lentils Soup /Pumpkin and Dal Soup
Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup is an very easy and versatile soup augmented with Indian flavors. Simply put, its a pumpkin and masoor dal soup, with undertones of all Indian spices .
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
  • Pumpkin-1.5 cups chopped
  • Red Lentils(Masoor Dal)- ¾th cup
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Vegetable broth-1 cup
  • Salt- As per taste
  • Turmeric powder- a pinch(optional)
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes(optional)
  • Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
  • Garlic Paste- 1 tsp
  • Chopped Green Chillies- 2 to 3
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
  • lime juice- 1 tsp
  • Roasted bell peppers(for Garnish)- 1
  • Parsley- 2 tsp chopped finely
  • Black peppercorns- 5 to 6
  1. In a cooker, add oil.
  2. When hot, drop the bay leaves, black peppercorns,green chillies,chopped onions and saute.
  3. Add ginger and garlic pastes and fry.
  4. Add the lentils, saute, add cumin and coriander powder, Red chilli powder
  5. Add pumpkin pieces,salt and water.
  6. Close the cooker and let the soup cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Open , remove the bay leaves and blend the soup in a mixer.
  8. Strain and add it back to the pan with additional vegetable stock.
  9. Let it simmer, adjust salt, add parsley and lime juice
  10. Serve into bowls and top it with roasted pumpkin seeds and roasted bell peppers.
Recipe by Indrani's Kitchen Flavours at https://indraniskitchenflavours.com/2019/01/pumpkin-and-red-lentils-soup-pumpkin-and-dal-soup/