Ayurvedic Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

O Two medium to big sized carrots chopped
2 cups red lentils
3 table spoon oil or ghee
Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon
Mustard seed ½ teaspoon
Fresh ginger ½ inch
2 pods garlic chopped
1 – 2 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 – 2 teaspoon cumin powder
Chopped coriander
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon brown sugar or jaggery

Boil the carrots in water for 10 – 15 minutes, set aside
Soak red lentils in hot water and set aside

soup lentilHeat a pan
Cook oil or ghee until hot
Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger, garlic and stir for 2 minutes until they golden brown
Add carrots
Add turmeric and red chilli powder and stir for 5 minutes
Add red lentils and stir for 5 minutes
Add cumin powder and cook for 10 minutes
Add salt and brown sugar/jaggery
Add water, close with lid and cook until red lentils become soft

When red lentils are soft and cooked, remove from fire. Cool down for 10 minutes and then blend to make a smooth consistency soup.

Serving Suggestion:
Garnish with fresh coriander
Please eat this with small amount of rice but plenty of salad.
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