Lentil Soup: Homemade Dal Soup Recipe For Weight Loss


Recipe by Chirag

lentil soup

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

45 Minutes

  • Yellow Lentil Dal - 2 cups (396 g)
  • Tomato puree - 2 tbsp (125 g)
  • Chopped Garlic - 2 (cloves) (6 g)
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Soy Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Onion - 1 medium size
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tsp (20.8 g)
  • Baby Carrot - 1 small size (10 g)
  • Celery - 2 stalks (80 g)
  • Winters are almost here, and so soups are making their way into the kitchen. Today Fitelo presents to you one such healthy vegetable lentil soup which has healthy ingredients and will also, help you lose weight. It can be eaten for dinner or possibly with a sandwich or salad to make you more filling. So, make your way to the kitchen and start preparing!

    • Firstly, add the chopped onions and garlic cloves to a stock pot and cook until golden brown on medium flame.
    • Secondly, on other hand soak the lentils and keep them aside for 25-30 mins.
    • Thirdly, add the tomato puree and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
    • Now, add other chopped veggies and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    • Further, drain the lentils and add them to the stock pot along with water, salt, soy sauce, and black pepper and give a gentle stir.
    • Simmer the flame and cook it for about 40-45 minutes, or until the lentils are soft.
    • Scoop out the mixture in a high-speed blender until the soup thickens.
    • Now return the blended soup to the stock pot and cook it for 5-10 mins until you get the required consistency.
    • Moreover, adjust the seasoning and top it off with some lemon juice.
    • Finally, garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot !


    • To check the consistency using the back of a spatula or a spoon.
    • while preparing the puree, wait for the mixture to cool down before adding it to the blender.
    • You can also prepare moong dal soup if you do not want to go for yellow lentil dal.
    • Also, this dal soup can serve up to 4 people.

    Health Benefits Of Lentil Soup

    • Lentils or dals have a low glycemic index. However, the fiber present in them slows down the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream.
    • Most significantly, the mineral-potassium ratio present in lentils regulates blood pressure and is ideal for diabetic or thyroid patients being cholesterol free.
    • Moreover, this vegetable soup provides the adequate amount of iron and calcium required in a day and is light on the stomach.
    • Celery being high in water content is beneficial for heart health and improves cognitive function.
    • Raw Carrots provide an abundance of Vitamin K, proven to support eye vision and strengthen bones.

    Lentil Soup Nutritional Value

    NutrientsValue Per Serving
    Calories144.65 kcal
    Carbs26.5 g
    Protein10.43 g

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. Is Lentil Soup Beneficial For Weight Loss?

    Ans. Lentils are one of the better options for beans, which are one of the greatest foods you can include in your diet if you’re trying to lose weight. These tiny flat legumes help satisfy your hunger by being low in fat and high in protein.

    Q. Are Lentils In Soup a Protein Or A Carb?

    Ans. Homemade lentil soup has 173 calories per cup and 24.4g total carbs, 17.2g net carbs, 4.6g fat, and 10g protein.

    Q. Do Lentils Help You Lose Tummy Fat?

    Ans. People who consumed a lot of pulses, or edible seeds from legume plants, such as lentils, lost more belly fat in a recent 18-month research! They consumed more fiber, kept their levels of vitamins and minerals like chromium up to par, and had meals with lower glycemic indexes.

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