Friday 17 August 2018

Soupe de Lentilles/French Vegan Lentils Soup

Soup is quite a comforting meal for me and most of our dinner calls for soups and salads. Soup will definitely please your hungry tummies easily. I just love to dish out some quick soups with loads of vegetables and legumes. One of our family favourite is always French lentils soup. Usually prepared with le Puy lentils, these gluten free and vegan soup will definitely makes your tummy happy. Definitely a satisfying bowl of this soup  is totally hearty and healthy. Rich in protein, this vegan bowl of soup is quite a filling soup if you are in diet. Extremely easy, this soup can be prepared even in advance if you feel lazy to cook after your hectic day. Indian pressure cooker works awesome to dish out this soup. However preparing this soup in a large pot also works prefectly if you want to make this soup in traditional way.

French Lentils soup

These grey-green lentils, grown in the French region of Le Puy, are often more expensive than other common cooking varieties and are thought to be superior in texture and taste. This makes them the perfect accompaniment.The lentil is an edible legume. It is a bushy annual plant known for its lens-shaped seeds. The seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.Lentils can be eaten soaked, germinated, cooked, fried and baked. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Explore French as theme. And i will be showcasing three different French dishes for this week's theme.

Vegan Lentil Soup, French Lentils Soup

2cups French Lentils
1 Onion (chopped)
3 Celery stalks (chopped)
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
1 Bay leaf
1tsp Thyme leaves
Pepper powder
6cups Vegetable broth
Olive oil
Parsley leaves (chopped)

Wash and soak the lentils for an hour.

Heat the olive oil in a pot, add the bay leaves, chopped onions, chopped garlic, cook until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the washed lentils, celery stalks, thyme leaves, saute for few minutes.

Add the vegetable broth, pepper powder, salt and cook in medium flame until the lentils gets well cooked.

Gluten free Lentils Soup, French Lentils Soup

Finally add the parsley leaves, discard the bay leaf.

You can even blend this soup as a smooth soup, but we like our lentils soup this way.

Hence i skipped the blending part.

Serve this soup warm with a slice of bread.


Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious and a filling soup. Never heard of this lentil before. With the slice of bread this must be so yum..

Harini R said...

Very comforting and filling bowl of soup, Priya. I remember trying this before.

Chef Mireille said...

perfect comfort food on cool winter nights

code2cook said...

is this whole masoor dal known as french lentil? I love this dal, having it in soup would surely be delicious.

cookwithrenu said...

Comforting and a healthy bowl of soup. I love to see different versions of the same ingredient in different parts of the world. Awesome