Do you agree that there is nothing more soothing and nourishing than a delicious warm bowl of soup on a cold and rainy day?
But, this is never the case with canned soup! We are referring to the real stuff, i.e. homemade soup with natural ingredients you have put in.
When talking about soup, we cannot forger to mention one of the most popular and healing soups today, that is, turmeric and lentil soup.
Rich in anti-inflammatory properties and releasing an amazing aroma, it is definitely not a meal you can forget. After you try it once, it will certainly stay on your menu!
Below, check out the recipe in detail and afterwards, learn more about the ways in which it will better your overall health…
DIY Lentil & Turmeric Soup Recipe
You will need these ingredients:
3 cups of water
1.5 cups of coconut milk
A tsp of turmeric powder
1.5 tsp of cinnamon
2 cups of red lentils
A cup of chopped tomatoes
A tsp of coconut oil
A tsp of cumin
4 cardamom pods
An onion, diced
A garlic clove, minced
A tsp of sea salt
A pinch of black pepper
Preparation: Rinse the lentils with cold water thoroughly. Leave them to drain and while they are draining, in a pot over heat, melt the coconut oil and sauté the onions until they become soft and golden. Then, add the turmeric and garlic.
Cook for 2 more minutes and mix all the time. Add the water and turn on the heat to high.
When it starts to boil heavily, reduce the heat and add the lentils and cardamom. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Now, it is time to add the tomatoes, coconut milk, cinnamon, cumin, and sea and pepper.
Cook until the lentils soften, usually between 10 and 20 minutes. If you want a smoother soup, simmer it for 60 minutes.
Tips for garnish: Coconut shavings and pumpkin seeds.
Why Is this Soup so Healthy?
Thanks to the combination of anti-inflammatory foods and spices, this soup is the ideal remedy for cold and flu, as well as for allergies and asthma.
The anti-inflammatory property is crucial if we take into account that chronic inflammation is the major reason for a lot of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
In addition to being an anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric can also better your metabolism and maintain your weight, lower cough, strengthen the ligaments, boost the skin’s health, cleanse the blood, better the digestion, and lower bad cholesterol.
The curcumin present in turmeric was found to be a potent anti-cancer ingredient which has the power to avert the spreading of cancerous cells into other body parts.
What’s more, coconut milk will supply you with iron, potassium, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, and fatty acids. Thank to the fiber in lentils, this soup will balance your blood pressure and minimize your risk of strokes and heart illness.