Indian Lentil and Vegetable Soup

January 16, 2014 — 4 Comments

VeganIndianlentilvegetablesoup

There is nothing like a healthy and hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day! On a snowy day here last week, I decided to make one my favorite soups, Vegan Indian Red Lentil Vegetable! I made a very large pot so I could have plenty of left-overs. Here is my recipe, below, that will feed a family of four and then some!

Ingredients:

4-5 carrots, chopped

4-5 peeled potatoes, chopped

2-3 celery stalks, chopped

½ medium onion, chopped

4-5 broccoli florets, chopped

2 medium tomatoes, chopped (or 1 8oz can chopped tomatoes)

2 cups red or green chard, chopped

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 Tbsp each of fresh oregano, sage, marjoram, basil

1 packet Gogi Indian mix

1 cup red lentils

1 cup brown rice (or a rice mix)

5-6 cups water

Process:

  1. Boil water and add rice and onions. Cook for about 10 minutes on high heat.
  2. Add all vegetables and all spices except potatoes and chard. Turn down to medium or medium low heat. Cook for 25 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and potatoes and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat or until both are done.
  4. Add chard and cook for 5 minutes longer or until chard is soft.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

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© 2014, Vilma Reynoso

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4 responses to Indian Lentil and Vegetable Soup

  1. 

    Im defo going to try this next week Vilma, can you tell me what chard is please. xx

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      Here is the scoop, below, on Chard from my book, Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality. You may also substitute kale in the soup instead of chard.

      Swiss chard is a low calorie, nutritional powerhouse, an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C. The chard’s stalks are red, white, yellow, or green with a mildly bitter taste. Chard is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids, anti-oxidants like b-carotene, a-carotene, lutein, b-complex vitamins, and minerals such as copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure by countering the effects of sodium.

      Swiss chard can be stored in the refrigerator in sealed, zip-locked plastic bag for three to four days

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  2. 

    I can vouch for its deliciosity!

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