Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkin Sprouted Lentils Soup

Pumpkins are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.They are extremely popular protein choices, specifically for vegetarians and healthy eaters due to their high protein and fiber content and due to the fact that they are low in fat.Lentils are quick and easy to prepare due to their short cooking time and can be added to a variety of soups.One hundred grams of raw lentils contains around 350 calories, 60 grams of carbohydrates (31 grams of which is dietary fiber), 26 grams of protein and only 1 gram of fat, if they r sprouted needless to say how healthy they r!!!


2cups Pumpkin pieces
1cup Sprouted lentils
1/2cup Potatoes pieces
1no Onion chopped
2nos Vegetable stock cubes
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Dry Basil leaves
Salt
Oil


Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the chopped onion to the hot oil, stir them for few minuted until they turn transculent, add the pumpkin pieces, sprouted lentils, potato pieces, vegetable stock cubes n cook them together for few minutes, add 2cups of water r as per ur need, add the salt n dry basil leaves n pepper powder...close the lid n pressure cook until 3 hisses...

Once the pressure get released, grind them with a hand blender r food processor..Serve hot this protein packed soup with toasted bread slices...

Healthy Soup for everyone!!!

Sending this healthy soup to: In the Bag by A Slice of Cherry Pie
Also sending to: Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes

on the way to: Eating With the Seasons by Maninas

16 comments:

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow... nice entry Priya... healthy soup...

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Nice healthy soup. Never thought about sprouting lentils, new to me.

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

this is one healthy soup

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

it looks amazing and healthy soup....

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow i never tried mmm very helthy

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

healthy indeed, must have tasted delicious.good one Priya

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Sri, Lakshmi, Medhaa, Pavani, Rekha n Madhu for stopping by n dropping ur kind comments..glad to see u all..

Roopa said... Reply To This Comment

Nice entry Priya, healthy too!!

Siri said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely looking soup Priya..:)

Siri

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks so healthy Priya

Sig said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely brown color, I would've thought that this soup would be more yellowish... It has enough stuff packed in to make it a complete meal!

Divya Kudua said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkins and lentils seems like a great combo.healthy and delicious too..great entry!!

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkin soup is great...I had it here but never with lentil...nice and healthy combo..perfect for the events

Sudeshna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
Congrats on being selected as the Featured Blogger on Great Cooks Community.

Vij said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy soup! lovely colour..gr8 combo.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Roopa, Siri, Kamala for ur kind comments...

Absolutely Sig, thanks for ur comments...

Thanks Divya, Priti, Sudeshna n Vij