Coconut Lentil Soup and Caraway Roasted Vegetables
Plants can do you more good than you can think. A Plant-based diet can have a range of advantages to you, and can fulfil all your requirements of vitamins, minerals, and all other nutrients. This diet not only includes vegetables and fruits, but also seeds, oils, whole grains, nuts, beans, and legumes. Once you are on a plant-based diet, you can have a variety of foods and subsequently, you can enjoy many benefits.
Coconut Lentil Soup and Caraway roasted veggies is a very creamy dish, more on the sweeter side. The soup will keep you warm and make you feel cosy. Toasting the caraway on the veggies will give it a savoury and spicy twist, thus bringing out the flavour. Also, do not forget to keep a little of coconut cream for garnishing as its sweet taste will be a perfect blend with the caraway. Now let us see, step-by-step, on how to prepare this recipe:
Keep the ingredients all set and ready to prepare the dish. Make sure you have all the ingredients before you start making the dish. The main ingredients include 2 carrots, 8 oz cauliflower florets, 1 onion, 2 tsp caraway seeds, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of red lentils, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 scallion, 2 cans coconut milk, 2 tbsp of olive oil*, 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1 oz fresh ginger, and salt and pepper. It also includes allergens such as Tree nuts. The tools required for this recipe are Large pot and Baking sheet.
Now let’s start with the instructions to see how this tasty and healthy dish is made:
Firstly, you have to roast the several vegetables, starting with preheating the oven to 400 degree farhenheit. This is the temperature you have to set, for getting your vegetables roasted properly. Now cut the cauliflower into medium-sized small florets. Now take the carrots and peel them. Slice them diagonally into thick slices of about ½ inches. Add the carrots and cauliflower to a clean baking sheet and toss with caraway seeds, 1 tbsp olive oil, and a little of salt and pepper. Roast this entrie mix in the oven until it is tender. It should be done for about 18 to 22 minutes until it is brownish in color. This will ensure that the veggies are appropriately roasted.
Now you have to make the preparation of the aromatics. Take the onions and peel them. Dice them into equal slices. Also, peel and mince the garlic and ginger. Simultaneously, rinse the red lentils properly and sort them out.
Next, move to the preparation of the soup. Place a huge pot over the heat. Make sure that the heat is about medium-high. Wait until the oil is very hot. Now add the sliced onions into this. Based on your taste, dd a little salt and pepper, and keep cooking. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, until it is properly softened. Add the minced garlic and ginger into the vessel and cook for about 1 minute, till it is fragrant.
Time for simmering the lentils now. Add the curry powder and the tomato paste to the pot. Then keep stirring for making sure that the vegetables are evenly coated in the mix. Add 2 ½ cups of water to the red lentils for cooking it properly. Add up pinch of salt and pepper to this mix. Bring the soup to the boiling point, reduce heat to a simmer and cook. Keep stirring occasionally to cook for about 15 to 18 minutes, until the lentils become tender.
Mix the coconut milk. Open the can of the coconut milk and keep 1 tbsp aside for garnish. Add the rest of the coconut milk and stir, once the lentils are very tender. Bring the entire pot of soup to a simmer and adjust seasoning with a little of salt and pepper. Now slice up the scallion very thick.
Time to serve. Put the coconut lentil soup into huge and shallow bowls. Top it up with with caraway roasted vegetables. Add a dollop of the delightful coconut cream, that was kept aside, and sprinkle the entire dish with sliced scallion. Enjoy the healthy treat!
Several benefits are offered by this simple yet relishing dish. It is Gluten-free, which means it is advantageous to people with celiac disease. It may be beneficial in reducing chronic inflammation, promoting weight-loss, boosting energy, and easing digestive symtoms. Therefore, this dish will be ligh ton your stomach, but healthy at the same time. Also, it is high in protein, which means that it will help to increase muscle strength and mass. Protein is also good for your bones and lowers the blood pressure. A high-protein food will help to keep you full for a long time, thereby reduceing the appetite and the urge to binge. It helps in fat burning and helps to boost metabolism.
Moreover, this recipe is soy-free, which help to keep you healthy in the long-run. Also, this dish contains calcium and iron, that will keep your bones healthy and fit. It has Potassium which is the most important mineral for your body. It aids in regulating fluid balance, nerve signals, and muscle contractions. It also helps in lowering water retention and blood pressure. Potassium protects you against kidney stones and osteoporosis.
This recipe contains sodium which helps to balance the fluids in the body. It also helps to send nerve impulses and is required for muscle contrctions. It lowers the blood pressure when sodium consumption is even moderately reduced. Sodium influences blood pressure too.
Overall, this dish has a range of benefits and can help you in many ways. This dish preparation will be done in 30 minutes, and you can enjoy the delightful food. It does not take too long for preparing this dish and that is why, you can make it on days when you wouldn’t like to cook as well. Also, it is healthy so you will have benefits for your body too. So, just cook it and tell us your feedback.