Monday, 31 March 2014

Lentils Soup

I made lentils soup for brunch today. This soup is for kids , yes no spices and no onion. Just lentils with tomato, salt and tiny pinch of pepper to taste.

Lentils soup can also be given to babies above 7 months old. This is protein packed soup made of yellow lentils / split yellow moong dal. My son when he was 8 months old, I introduced this soup in his diet. It is quite filling soup and tastes so good. Babies will love the taste and quickly accept it as part of their regular diet. However each baby is different and so is the diet for them. Follow your paediatrician's advice on when to start lentils for your baby.

As a general guideline, by around 7 to 8 months, babies would be eating 3 serving of solid food items along with breast milk / formula, cereal, Vegetables are fruits. Introduce lentils and small amount of protein in babie's diet after 7 months.

Please start with very small quantity of soup to begin with. Make sure your baby is not having allergic reactions and then increase the quantity as per baby's needs.


  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 Tomato pureed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oil /ghee
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • a pinch of ground pepper ( optional )


1. Wash Moong Dal and soak it in regular tap water for 15 minutes

2. In a pan over low heat, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds. When they splutter add pureed tomatoes
3. Saute tomatoes for a minute
4. Drain moong dal and add it to the pan and sauté for a 2 minutes on low flame
5. Add salt and mix well. Add water and cook on lowest flame settings for 20 to 25 minutes
or until the dal is cooked and mushy
6. Add a pinch of pepper and mix. Switch of flame
7. Let it cool completely before serving

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