Instant Pot Coriander-Lentil Soup: A perfect winter warmer for the whole family!

Instant Pot Coriander-Lentil Soup: A perfect winter warmer for the whole family!
How To Make Coriander-Lentil Soup for Kids
Hello Foodies,
          If you're looking for something that's just as comforting and even easier to make, how about whipping up a Coriander-lentil soothing soup? This super easy recipe for soothing coriander-lentil soup made with coriander stems, yellow lentils, some spices, and lemon. And you can't go wrong with a 15-minute dish made in the Instant Pot from start to finish. As the weather cold, I find myself craving great big bowls of warm, comforting homemade soup. 

          This soup packed full of flavor with Coriander, some herbs, and spices; this dish is delicious and healthy. The recipe calls for stems of coriander leaves, split moong dal, so it's not only a great way to get your nutrients, but it's going to add a whole new flavor to one of the world's most traditional herbs. These will become family favorites and have everyone wanting seconds.
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          It's the perfect mix of spices, herbs, and lentil, and it's the ideal pick-me-up for chilly winter nights! This recipe for Coriander-Lentil Soup is proof this simple herb can be the star of a recipe and taste fantastic with just a few other ingredients. This dish can be prepared in a jiffy. To make it, you cook coriander stems and lentils with water or vegetable broth and let everything pressure cook in an Instant Pot, until soft. Then garnish it with Kashmiri red chili powder for a touch of richness and serve. If this inspires you to try other ways to cook coriander stems, here are more recipes you can try. 

           Lentils are quick to cook, full of vegetarian protein, fiber, and pack a decent amount of iron. One cup of cooked lentils has nearly 40% of your daily requirement for iron, and they're also a good source of zinc, a mineral that strengthens the immune system. 

Here are the reasons why soup can make a delicious and nutritious meal for the kids as well as adults too:
  • Its vegetarian and easy way to include some additional veg into their diet without them even knowing it's there.
  • Its best for picky eaters.
  • Nutritious, it's an easy way of ensuring your family gets plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein in their diet in one easy bowl!
  • It is excellent comfort food for those sick days.
  • It helps to keep everyone hydrated in the colder months.

Do You Have to Soak Split Moongdal Before Cooking Them?
           To make lentil soup, you don't need to soak lentils before cooking them but need to rinse them thoroughly. Split moong dal needs 6-7 minutes to cook in the instant pot. They don't need to absorb all of the cooking liquid like rice.  

Here are some tips to make a healthy Instant Pot Lentil soup if you haven't made it before:
  • Use Coriander stems, fresh herbs, and spices; this recipe uses ground coriander-cumin to get a flavor.
  • If you want a thicker and creamier soup, blend it.
  • This Coriander-Lentil soup taste more delicious the next day!

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Each Serving of Coriander-Lentil Soup Contain 171 Cal.

  • Coriander Stems ½ Cup 
  • Split Moong Dal/ Split yellow lentils ½ Cup
  • Garlic 3 Cloves
  • Green Chili 1(if you are making soup for kids then skip adding green chili) 
  • Asafoetida ¼ Tsp
  • Ground Cumin ¼ Tsp 
  • Ground Coriander ¼ Tsp
  • Black pepper ¼ Tsp
  • Turmeric ½ Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp 
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp 
  • Ghee 1 Tbsp
  • Water 3 Cups

  • Turn on the saute mode of the instant pot and heat ghee.
  • Now add garlic, green chili, moong dal, coriander stems, turmeric, coriander-cumin powder, asafoetida, turmeric, black pepper, salt, and water 2 Cups.
  • Mix all well and close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Pressure cook(Hi) for 6 minutes and NPR for 10 minutes.
  • Release the remaining pressure manually and open the lid.
  • Add water 1 cup and mix well.
  • Using a hand blender, blend the mixture into a smooth soup.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Hearty and delicious soup is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

What Type of Lentils Should You Use for Soup?
Yellow Lentils/Dals: 
  • These are my favorites and are come in a range of colors and are sold 'split,' which is smaller pieces of lentils. 
  • They are sweet and nutty and are commonly used in Indian dishes. 
  • They are really good in soups and helps to make soup creamy and thick without adding any flour. 
  • These cook faster than brown and green lentils.
Green Lentils: 
  • They retain their shape well, and with their stronger flavor, they are good in soups, salads, and side dishes. 
How Long can Store Leftovers of this Coriander-Lentil Soup?
  • This soup is delicious when it just made, but it tastes great leftover, too. 
  • It does thicken up as it chills, though, so you may want to add more water/broth when reheating. 
  • Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-6 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months(as it doesn't contain onion). Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on the defrost setting in the microwave.

Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 171 calories, along with 28.84 g carbohydrates, 6.4 g dietary fiber,4.64 g fats, and 8.76 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • If you make this recipe, share your food picture with hashtag #aaichisavali on Instagram and Facebook so that everyone can enjoy it too! 
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