Red Lentils and Ginger Soup / Masoor Dal aur Adrak ka Soup

Red Lentils and Ginger Soup / Masoor Dal aur Adrak ka Soup is a 2 ingredient detox soup that is oil free, protein rich, suitable for diabetics and easy to prepare.

Red Lentils and Ginger Soup / Masoor Dal aur Adrak ka Soup

Red Lentils and Ginger Soup / Masoor Dal aur Adrak ka Soup

Have festivals taken a toll on your diet and your body is literally screaming for a detox? Well, you are not alone!

Post Ganesh Chaturthi function at home, all we needed was something light, is easy to digest, filling and a perfect detox, the body needed after all the fried, sweets and the heavy meals. I simply had to make this delicious, quick fuss free Lentil Soup. 

The Red lentils or Masoor ki dal with the tender ginger scored on all the above points and provided the much needed rest to the stomach. Ginger works wonderfully with your respiratory tract which also goes for a toss with the greasy food you tend to have during festivals.

This is an oil free, diabetic friendly, senior citizen friendly soup. Also, recovering patients who are advised light meals can opt for this easy soup recipe that takes less than 30 minutes and is superbly delicious and filling. All you need is a pressure cooker, 10 minutes of soaking the lentils and you get a delicious bowl of soup that is easy to digest. This soup is also gluten free and vegan. 2 simple ingredients and a bowl of steaming soup is all you need after you have indulged and are crying to get back into shape or just plainly looking for simple and healthy choices post heavy festive food. 

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If you are looking for similar light meals or recipe ideas, do check out the Zucchini and Cucumber Pachadi, Khamang Kakdi and Quick Carrot Salad which can also be paired with this soup.

If you observe from the pictures, the consistency of the soup is thin and not thick and that is why it is perfect for both detox and light eating.

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I have used the tudka masoor ki dal or the split red gram here and hence the soaking time is just 10 minutes. These lentils cook faster too. All lentils are protein loaded and masoor dal is no exception. Adding ginger to the soup helps you relieve of gas and constipation issues.

Check out the easy recipe of this 2 ingredient Detox Soup recipe and make a bowl today.

Recipe for Red Lentils and Ginger Soup / Masoor Dal aur Adrak ka Soup

Prep Time (Soaking time) – 10 minutes

Cook Time – 15 minutes

Serves 2

Ingredients for 2 persons

  1. Red Lentils or Masoor Ki Dal – 1 cup
  2. 1 tblsp ginger grated
  3. A pinch of Turmeric powder
  4. Himalayan Pink Salt as per taste


  1. Wash and soak the red lentils or masoor ki dal for 10 odd minutes.
  2. Pressure cook the dal with soaked water, grated ginger, turmeric powder and salt as per taste, until mushy (atleast 4 whistles)
  3. Allow it to cool for few minutes and then blitz the same in a mixer grinder.
  4. Serve hot with some paprika powder dusted on top, croutons if you like or baked crackers etc.

Vidya Narayan

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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. That looks really appealing and a great detox! lovely share Vidya!

    1. Nisha, thanks a ton girl!

  2. Very tempting! I am in love with your collection of beautiful crockery sets Vidya <3

    1. Thank you dear, this was purchased years back, thanks to a recent house shift, I discovered many such unused items.. that will slowly make way into the blog.

      1. *signs* of a wonderful blogger. 😍 You are awesome 😎

    1. Thanks Pavithra, after the festivals, this was much needed before we begin Round 2 – Navaratri

  3. Looks amazing Vidhya.

    Thank you for visting my blog!

    1. I agree with you! Sometimes you need both.

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