Red lentil soup is a wonderful soup, especially for fall and winter season. Easy to make and delicious to eat.
Get your deep pot for soup cooking first. Then put 1/5 small glass or lets say 4 table spoon olive oil in it, you can add one table spoon butter as well if you like it. Chop 1 white or yellow onion add to the oil and turn a bit to caramelize, add 1 table spoon tomato paste, add 1 tea spoon salt, 1 tea spoon black pepper and 1 tea spoon red pepper, chili or cayenne pepper, mix a bit and now time to add water. Leave a 2-3 finger space on the top of your pot and pour water in it (7-8 glass of water) wait till seeing the boiling point then add your washed 3/2 cup of red lentils and 1/3 cup of rice in it mix it cook around 10 min. Add 1 squeezed lemon and handful of dried mint mix it again and turn of the heat. Serve hot and feel better in any fall and winter day and night!
– 1/2 cup red lentil
– 1/3 cup rice
– 1 onion
– 1 table spoon tomato paste
– Olive oil
– Handful of dried mint
– Red pepper
– Black pepper
– 2 carrot
– 1 red bell pepper
– 3-4 clove garlic
– Red and Black pepper
– Olive oil
Lentils: Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits
The lentil is an edible legume. It is a bushy annual plant known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.
Nutritional Facts Serving Size: 1/4 cup (52g)
Amount Per Serving
Total Carbohydrate: 32g
Dietary Fiber: 14g
Brown, green, yellow, red or black — lentils are low in calories, rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein. They pack health-promoting polyphenols and may reduce several heart disease risk factors. They’re easily cooked in 5–20 minutes, which — like soaking — reduces their antinutrient content.
Are lentils high in carbs or protein?
Foods like lentils that naturally provide good nutrition and no fat are a smart addition to any diet. Each serving of lentils provides a healthy 13 grams of protein. However, lentils are not considered a complete protein.
Is it healthy to eat lentils everyday?
According to Discovery Health, lentils are a good diet choice for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis because they help reduce inflammation in the body. Green lentils are high in soluble fiber, which makes them a good choice for anyone who suffers from diabetes, insulin resistance, or hypoglycemia.
Lentils are an excellent source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They’re also a great source of plant-based protein and fiber.
Lentils are a great source of health-promoting polyphenols, which have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lentils may protect your heart by supporting weight loss, preventing homocysteine accumulation in your body and improving cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Lentils are easy to cook, with split lentils only taking about 5 minutes and other varieties around 20 minutes to prepare. Plus, unlike other legumes, you don’t need to soak them first.
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