Lentil soup is a great comfort food. It is something I crave on a cold and rainy winter day. I am always craving comforting foods when it is cold and dreary. I decided to make Indian lentil soup because I have become confident experimenting with Indian cooking. This soup warms me up and makes me miss summer less.
Confidence in the Kitchen
In a previous post, I talked about my fear of cooking Indian food. Thanks Revived Kitchen’s Flavor Crash Course, I am much more confident cooking Indian food, even without a recipe!! She has an Indian Dinner Formula, which has helped me immensely. I realized that other cuisines can be broken down this way too, so that has gotten me experimenting much more in the kitchen. That is how my Indian lentil soup was born.
Nutrient Dense Indian Lentil Soup
I have made this recipe as nutrient dense as possible, making sure to soak my lentils in order to make the nutrients more bioavailable. I also added traditional fat, bone broth and an additional ham bone to the recipe. So even though this recipe has no meat in it, it is full of nutrients. It is also a Lenten friendly meal. As Catholics, it is nice to find variety in our Friday Lenten meals. We are allowed to have animal fats, eggs, dairy and broth. However, we must abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. You can make it spicier to your preference. If you leave out the seeds in the jalapeno, it won’t be too spicy.
Indian Lentil Soup - Perfect Meal for Lent!