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Turmeric Lentil soup

Greetings and welcome to Tasty Tuesday, where we explore the world of scrumptious and nourishing foods that satisfy the senses while also nourishing the body and spirit. We're thrilled to share with you today the recipe for Turmeric Lentil Soup, or Turmeric Dal as it's often known. It's a hearty, satisfying meal that tastes as good as it looks.



1 cup split red lentils (masoor dal)

4 cups water or vegetable broth

1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Salt to taste

Fresh cilantro for garnish


Rinse the lentils thoroughly and drain.

In a large pot, heat ghee or olive oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook until they splutter.

Add turmeric, ground coriander, and ground ginger. Stir for a minute.

Add the lentils and water or vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are soft.

Season with salt to taste.

Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.


Anti-Inflammatory qualities: Curcumin, a potent molecule with anti-inflammatory qualities, is found in turmeric, the main ingredient in this soup. Regular consumption of turmeric may help lower inflammation in the body and relieve the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disorders and arthritis.

Boosts Immunity: Antioxidant-rich and antibacterial, turmeric helps strengthen the immune system and shield the body from illnesses and infections. Including turmeric in your diet helps strengthen your body's defences and improve immunological function in general.

Promotes Digestive Health: Dietary fibre, which is necessary to sustain digestive health, is found in lentils. Fibre encourages the growth of good bacteria in the gut, helps control bowel motions, and keeps constipation at bay. This soup's anti-inflammatory qualities, when combined with turmeric, help alleviate digestive problems and support gut health.

Packed with Nutrients: Rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals such as potassium, iron, and folate, lentils are a great source of nutrition. They enhance general health and wellbeing, sustain muscle growth and regeneration, and supply steady energy.

Heart-Healthy: Studies have connected the advantages of lentils and turmeric to heart health. Lentils are low in fat and cholesterol and high in fibre, all of which support a healthy heart. Turmeric may help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and prevent the building of plaque in the arteries.

A quick and tasty approach to take advantage of the many health advantages of turmeric and lentils is to include Turmeric Lentil Soup in your weekly meal plan. This soup will satisfy your palate and help you on your path to optimum health and wellness, whether it is eaten as a filling lunch choice or as a cosy supper on a chilly night.

Join us next Tasty Tuesday for another delectable dish that celebrates the intersection of flavor and wellness. Until then, happy cooking and happy eating!

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