Friday, 17 February 2012

Quinoa Lentil Veg Soup

What a week its been. The day temperatures have been in double figures. The cool breeze feels pleasant and refreshing; not freezing. For the whole week, I felt spring was just round the corner.

Until today... As I was driving to work today, there were signs on the road saying "Snow forecast on Saturday." I was like "Just when I thought the weather was getting better do I have to see this." I guess that's part and parcel of living in Scotland.

Anyway, I have been wanting to make a quinoa soup for the longest time. Never got around to do it - as usual. Finally made it this week and here I am blogging about it. Good for children as it has plenty of protien. We had this along with store bought bread rolls.

Serves: 4 - 5

1/2 cup Red Lentils - washed
1/2 cup Quinoa - washed
2 cups Mixed Vegetables
1 Onion - finely chopped
1 tsp Chopped Garlic
1 tsp Chopped Ginger
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
600 ml Vegetable Stock
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (optional)

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Once hot, add the Onions, Ginger and Garlic and fry till Onion turns translucent.
  3. Add the Mixed Vegetables, Quinoa, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder and Vegetable Stock and cover and cook for 1 to 2 whistles.
  4. Once the pressure goes down, adjust the salt.
  5. Sprinkle freshly ground Black Pepper and serve hot with a roll of bread.
Note: You cannot see the Lentils as they got mashed. That's the same reason you can see only carrots and peas and not the other veggies. Atleast you still know what you put in and that its good for you.

This goes to the following events:

Nupur's Kitchen Chronicles : Soup it Up started by Kalyani

Jyothi's Healthy Hearty

Kalyani's Valentine Fest :: Served with Love

Srav's Cooking Concepts #7 - Dish for Loved Ones


  1. Such a healthy & colorful soup :).. its a healthy day in the blogging world today :D

  2. hearty n filling soup...very nutritious too...nice preparation!
    you can link it to my ongoing event also (if interested)
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

  3. Very healthy and nice one !!Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

  4. Yummy soup.. delicious meal for this cold season..:)

  5. The soup looks wholesome and hearty...just right for snow :-)


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