End your day with a comforting bowl of dal palak soup topped with garlic croutons (recipe inside)

End your day with a comforting bowl of dal palak soup topped with garlic croutons (recipe inside)

In the cool winter months, delicious food and festivities are at the center. Although decadent food is difficult to say no to, it is advisable to exercise caution as overindulgence can lead to health problems such as indigestion. But you can always satiate your craving for comfort food with some tasty but healthy recipes.

As such, are you looking for healthy, delicious and filling recipes to make this season? We have covered you with a sumptuous lentil and spinach soup (dal palak) with garlic croutons by chef Meghna. She took to Instagram to share the recipe for this easy to make meal. Take a look:

She described the recipe and said, “It’s healthy and packed with nutrition with essentials such as protein. The little garlic-flavored bread croutons just add the x-factor to the dish.”

Take a look at the detailed recipe for ‘Dal palak soup with garlic croutons’ here:

ingredients

* 1/2 cup yellow lentils (Moong Dal soaked in water for 2 hours)
* 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
* 1 small cinnamon stick
* 4-5 bay leaves
* Salt to taste
* A bunch of fresh spinach
* 2-3 green chilies
* 2 teaspoons butter
*Cumin
* 5-6 finely chopped cloves of garlic
* 1 small piece of finely chopped ginger
* Crushed black pepper
* 1 lemon (juicy)
* 2 spoons refined / olive oil
* Slices of bread (cut into small croutons)
* Fresh cream for garnish

Method

* In a pressure cooker, add 1/2 cup soaked moong dal, to it dd 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 small cinnamon stick, 4-5 bay leaves

* Add salt to taste and pressure cook up to 2 whistles

* Add a bunch of spinach in hot water, remove it in 5 seconds, then transfer it to a bowl of ice water to cool. Then take the blanched spinach in a mixing glass, add 2-3 green chilies and core to make puree.

* Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon sticks from the boiled valley and blend it using a blender to make it smooth. Then heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a saucepan, then add some cumin to it.

* Add 3-4 cloves finely chopped garlic, a small piece of finely chopped ginger, crushed black pepper and mix it. When the garlic is lightly cooked, add the cooked dal. (You can also drain the valley and add it)

* Bring it to a boil and turn down the heat, then add the palak puree and mix it, add water if it is too thick.

* Add salt to taste, turn off the heat and add the juice of 1 lemon.

To make garlic croutons

* Heat pans. Add a dollop of butter and 2 spoons of oil

* Add 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic to the butter-oil mixture, then add salt to taste

* Add crushed black pepper and mix it in

* Now cut slices of bread into small cubes and pour on the butter mixture (keep fried garlic aside for garnish)

* Roast these croutons on a pan until golden brown and crisp

How do you serve this soup?

Take the dal palak soup in a serving bowl and top it with some fresh cream, garlic croutons and fried garlic.

Seasonal, solid and delicious – this soup will definitely make you want more!

Do you want to try it?

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