Red Lentil soup: cooking recipes
The first mention of a product such as lentils,can be found in the Old Testament. It is also found in the tombs of the pharaohs. And in ancient Greece, lentils for the poor were the staple food. She is also loved in Russia. Until the 20th century, our country was the main supplier of this product to the world market. Have you tried the red lentil soup? The recipe for this dish is simple. Preparation of soup is not particularly difficult. Consider a few popular recipes.
The Benefits of Lentils
This product is a good tool thatstrengthens immunity, and also relieves depression, stress and bad mood. In addition, lentils have a positive effect on the heart. After all, this product contains a lot of vegetable protein, which is quickly and easily absorbed by the body, as well as iron. Lentils are simply necessary for women, especially pregnant women. After all, it contains 90% of the daily allowance of such a substance as folic acid. The product is able to improve digestion with soluble fiber.
Indian Lentil soup: recipe
To prepare this extraordinary, but simple dish, you will need:
- Two glasses of lentils are red.
- 1 head of onions.
- Two cloves of garlic.
- 1 pod of chili.
- 50 grams of butter from cream.
- 3 spoons of tomato paste.
- Greens, salt, ginger root and spices - to taste.
Preparation of lentils
At the moment there are many ways,allowing to cook a delicious soup of red lentils. The recipe for the dish "Masurdal" came to us from India. To prepare this soup, you need to prepare lentils. It should be poured into a container, pour water, and then cook for 10 minutes on low heat, preferably under the lid.
After the specified time, all the necessary spices should be added to the lentils, and then boiled. It takes another five minutes. At the end of cooking red lentils need to be salted.
What to do with vegetables
Now you can do vegetables. To begin with, clean, wash and grind onions. It must be fried in oil until a golden hue appears.
Chili must also be chopped.If there are contraindications or you do not like spicy dishes, then it can be replaced with Bulgarian. Garlic must be cleaned and then passed through a press. The root of ginger needs to be grated. In a deep container, you need to mix pepper and garlic. It is also worth adding ginger and tomato paste. In summer you can put fresh tomatoes in the soup.
The resulting mass should be transferred to a frying pan with onions and stewed for five minutes, preferably on low heat.
So, you have almost ready a soup of redlentils. Recipe, if desired, can be changed and prepared from a mashed dish. In the broth with red lentils you need to pour in the stewed vegetable mixture and bring everything back to the boil. After that, the soup should stand a little.
Serve the dish hot, spilling into portionsdishes. To give soup of red lentils a more appetizing look, you can decorate it with finely chopped greens. In addition, it will give the dish a unique flavor.
Turkish red lentil soup: recipe
Lentil soup is a national dish of India.However, this dish has become popular in many countries. It is for this reason that many varieties of soups have appeared. Such a dish in Turkey is also considered national, but is prepared somewhat differently. For preparation it will be required:
- 1.5 cups of red lentils.
- Two heads of onions.
- 4 potatoes.
- 1 carrot.
- 2 spoons of flour.
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste.
- 8 glasses of water.
- Spices and mint dried - to taste.
So, how to make soup puree from redlentils? The recipe of a Turkish dish does not require special expenses. First you need to prepare all the components well. Lentils must be thoroughly rinsed, and then left in cold water for a while. Potatoes, onions and carrots need to be cleaned. Vegetables must be grinded. Potatoes and onions can be cut into cubes, and grated carrots.
In a deep container you need to pour red lentilsand vegetables. All this should be filled with water. Boil the soup on low heat for an hour. The prepared dish should be slightly cooled, and then wipe through a sieve. You can also use a blender.
It is necessary to place the rubbed mass back insaucepan and bring to a boil. The frying pan needs to be warmed up well and poured into it with vegetable oil. Now in the container you need to pour in the flour and pour the tomato paste. The resulting composition should be added to the lentil soup. Now in the dish you need to pour a little salt, spices and mint. The soup should leave for another five minutes. That's all - the soup is ready. Before serving, you can decorate with greens.
Soup with tomatoes and chicken
This is another cooking option.The result is a good soup made of red lentils. The recipe in the multivark differs from the previous ones, every housewife can master it. The main thing is to observe certain rules in cooking. You will need:
- Chicken thigh.
- 1.5 cups of red lentils.
- 1 head of onions.
- 1 carrot.
- Several cloves of garlic.
- 5 medium-sized potatoes.
- 2 tomatoes.
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste.
- Salt, spices - all to taste.
Stages of preparation
To make a soup of red lentils, a recipe with meatwhich described above, turned out fragrant and appetizing, you must carefully prepare the vegetables and choose the appropriate mode in the multivark. First, you need to peel onions, carrots and potatoes. After that, you need to grind the vegetables. Tomatoes and potatoes should be cut into cubes. As for carrots, it is better to grate it. If you do not like boiled onions, then you can put whole bulbs in soup. Then it can be easily removed when it gives away all the flavors. You can do the same with garlic.
Before cooking, the chicken must berinse with water. After that, all the prepared products should be put in the cup of the multivariate. To vegetables it is necessary to add well washed red lentils, tomato paste, salt, chicken and spices. Now you need to pour the boiling water to the maximum mark on the bowl. It remains to choose the appropriate mode. In this case, you can use the functions "Soup" or "Quenching". By the time the soup should be prepared for 1.5 hours. If this is not enough, then you can repeat the procedure. The soup will be ready when lentils and other ingredients are soft.
How to serve
Ready-made red lentil soup should be pouredon plates. As for chicken thigh, it should be taken out and divided into large pieces. They need to be put in bowls with soup. In addition, the dish should be filled with sour cream and decorated with greens. That's all - delicious, fragrant and appetizing red lentil soup is ready!
It is best to serve this soup in a hot form with homemade bread from corn flour. It turns out very tasty!