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Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup from Mr-Veg's Kitchen

Updated on May 31, 2013
5 stars from 2 ratings of Lemon Lentil Soup with touch of Ginger

Soups are always a delight to start with, when you are at Lunch or at dinner. They tickle the taste buds in every way possible and make them ready for the main battle with Solid foods. Not only they serve as great starter but also are healthy and light in nature.

There are plenty of different varieties of Soup, some are creamy, sweet, hot, spicy, sour or in different combinations.

I am introducing here a light and Sour soup with a hint of herbs and spice. It's my favorite, along with taste it provides many health benefits such as proteins, Vitamin C and all the rich benefits of Ginger.

Want to Know Soups Name ? OK, here it is 'Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup', well I know what you are thinking; 'Moron didn't he see that he has already shouted aloud the name in the title' :)))

OK, Now lets get started towards making the Soup a reality !!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves four people


  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Lentils, Toor Dal
  • 1 piece of Ginger, Sliced
  • 2 Lemons
  • 4-5 Green Chillies, Sliced
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  • Pinch of Asafoetida Powder, aka Hing
  • Bit of Mustard seeds
  • Bit of Cumin Seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 to 1 spoon Salt, Add as per your taste, the less the better
  • Lots of LOVE

Easy to follow Instructions

  1. Take a pan and add Oil to it.
  2. Once Oil is hot, add in mustard and cumin seeds. As they crackle, add in Ginger and Green Chillies
  3. Once they are slightly fried (say for 2 minutes), add in tomatoes and Asafoetida powder.
  4. Mix well and add 4 cups of water. And put in the boiled lentils.
  5. Mix well and let it boil nicely for about 6-8 minutes.
  6. Once you see it bubble boil, switch off the heat and let it cool down a bit for two minutes.
  7. Now add in the Lemon extract (Juice) and coriander leaves and mix well.
  8. Yeah I know by now you can smell the delicate aroma of Lemon, mixed with ginger and coriander. Don't wait server it and enjoy the yummy treat with your friends and Family....
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Tomato, Cilantro, Ginger, Chilies, Lemon, Boiled LentilsOil Cumin and mustard seedsGinger and Chili goes inHere comes tomato Asafoetida tough to spell it :)sprinkle it inwater splashDive of the LentilLemon extractAdd in lemon extract and CilantroMix well and now have it all for the yummy tummy.
Tomato, Cilantro, Ginger, Chilies, Lemon, Boiled Lentils
Tomato, Cilantro, Ginger, Chilies, Lemon, Boiled Lentils
Oil Cumin and mustard seeds
Oil Cumin and mustard seeds
Ginger and Chili goes in
Ginger and Chili goes in
Here comes tomato
Here comes tomato
Asafoetida tough to spell it :)
Asafoetida tough to spell it :)
sprinkle it in
sprinkle it in
water splash
water splash
Dive of the Lentil
Dive of the Lentil
Lemon extract
Lemon extract
Add in lemon extract and Cilantro
Add in lemon extract and Cilantro
Mix well and now have it all for the yummy tummy.
Mix well and now have it all for the yummy tummy.

Ginger :)


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    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Colorado United States

      You are very welcome !! Hope you like it Alicia !! :)

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This soup sounds very tasty. You've introduced me to a new ingredient as well. I've never heard of Asafoetida powder before. Thanks for the recipe!

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks @teaches12345 for stopping by and appreciating the hub, glad that you liked it !!!

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks for the appreciation Denise... I would call it more flavorful than hot, but if you add in more green chilies it really becomes hot !! Actually the flavor of lemon gives it a soothing flavor... Appreciate your lovely comment !!!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      This soup is truly homemade with all the natural processing. I can taste the goodness already!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      This soup sounds heavenly. It also has some ingredients that spell, 'spicy'. Is it a 'hot' soup or just flavorful? This is the perfect season to start stock piling those soup recipes. Thanks for sharing. Up/U/I/A and sharing.

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      @Rajan thanks for stopping by.. Glad that you liked it !!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Interesting blend of spices and herbs in this lentil soup. Rated 5 stars.


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