How to make Carrot, Sweet potato and Lentil Soup -

Nutritionally dense soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Sweet potatoes (शक्करकंद)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups


Carrot, Sweet potato and Lentil Soup

Carrot, Sweet potato and Lentil Soup Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Carrot, Sweet potato and Lentil Soup Recipe

  • Carrots peeled and cut into cubes 2 medium

  • Sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes 2 medium

  • Split lentils (masoor dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Fresh coriander stems 10-12

  • Black peppercorns freshly crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Skimmed milk optional 1/2 cup

  • Juice of ½ lemon optional

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 sprig


Step 1

Roughly chop onion. Heat a pressure cooker, add onion, cumin seeds, sweet potatoes and carrots and mix.

Step 2

Add 4 cups water, salt, bay leaves and split lentils and mix well.

Step 3

Roughly chop fresh coriander stems and add. Add freshly crushed black peppercorns. Roughly chop tomato and add. Put the lid on the cooker and cook under pressure on high heat till 3 whistles are given out. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes.

Step 4

Open the lid, remove the bay leaves and cool the mixture slightly. Transfer half the mixture into a mixer jar and puree finely. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 5

Put the remaining mixture into the mixer jar. Rinse the cooker with a little water and pour into the mixer jar and puree finely. Pour the puree into the cooker. Add the puree kept in the bowl. Add sufficient water to adjust consistency. Add skimmed milk if you wish. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 6

If you wish you can add a little lemon juice and mix. Pour into soup bowl and serve piping hot garnished with a fresh coriander sprig.

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